Dead Sunflowers on the way to Assisi.

I

think that

l have never

seen a sadder

sight then glorious

Sunflowers,died,turned to

Green. All standing in a row

With blackened faces just like poor

Souls lost without a place to go.

we

Passed them yesterday as to Asissi

We

Did go.

The rain like

Angels tears did

Flow. The wind was harsh

But it could not stop us.

Sadly cross words, we’d a

Few. Really that was nothing new.

By the time we reached Asissi our

Skies had turned blue, harsh words driven through.

image

My talented fried Dale wrote a beautiful double Etheree for Crispina’s CCC challenge. Dale very generously said that I had introduced her to the Etheree, well she has nailed it. Even starting with Dead and ending with life.

The poem was about dead Sunflowers and beautifully and skillfully done it is. Do visit Dales link. I have included it above.

The Etheree reminded me of a poem I had written on the same subject some years back. So I dug out the old poem and revamped it into a mirror Etheree.

Thank you Dale, you reminded me of a holiday in Italy πŸ’œ

35 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. antoniazen
    Feb 22, 2019 @ 14:14:45

    This is beautiful! What a stunning use of the form, imagery and palpable emotion. Makes me feel like I’m in the car, driving through the rain past those forlorn fields and into the blue.

    Reply

  2. Ritu
    Feb 22, 2019 @ 14:38:36

    Absolutely lovely xx

    Reply

  3. robertawrites235681907
    Feb 22, 2019 @ 15:03:31

    This is very unusual in content and style, Willow

    Reply

  4. Dale
    Feb 22, 2019 @ 15:11:08

    Double thank you, to you Willow!
    Having gone to Tuscany myself and taken a few pictures of fields of Sunflowers (my favourites), both dead and alive, you have brought me right back there.
    Love your mirror etheree (and so glad I enticed you to revamp your older poem so beautifully)
    Thank you for the link, too! xoxo

    Reply

  5. JT Twissel
    Feb 22, 2019 @ 21:58:57

    Lovely – for some reason I thought Assisi was in France. I wish I could grow sunflowers but we have too many birds. They just wipe that darn things out!

    Reply

  6. Miriam Hurdle
    Feb 23, 2019 @ 04:27:25

    Lovely post and poem, Willow. I have grown sunflowers last three years. The bees like them. The American Goldfinches like to eat the leaves. The leaves are very rough but they cling on to the stems and eat their way through. I forgot if they ate the sunflower seeds. By the time all the leaves are gone, the flower heads are very heavy, only then I start to trim them. I’ll plant the seeds soon for this year.

    Reply

  7. gahlearner
    Feb 27, 2019 @ 07:27:20

    That’s very beautiful.

    Reply

  8. Jordy
    Mar 02, 2019 @ 14:58:52

    Excellent, poignant piece!

    Reply

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