To a Sunflower (Unreciprocated Love)

By: Cynthia Ann Katon-Alfonso

Oct 31 2011

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Category: Love, My Poems and Garden


Focal Length:55mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:NIKON D3000


Today I picked you,

Right at a time when your heart

Is focused only to the adoration

For your  “sun-god”.   May you please

Forgive me—   an intruder who has no

Right to pluck you in the height of

Your glorious moment of worshipping

Love.   But perhaps if you could only

Shift your attention and let me taste

Your kind of love so devoted and so

Alive with warmth of life that I long

So much?

Today I hold you in my hand…

So tender and frail, and broken, and…

Dying.   Tonight you will wilt but the

Sun will not weep.    Only I will know

The tragic fate of unreciprocated

Love—yours to the sun and mine

To yours.

6 comments on “To a Sunflower (Unreciprocated Love)”

  1. a mind-blowing poem cynthia- i mean it. you brightened up my morning with this amazing poem and the flower pic. just loved, loved loved both of them.

  2. Wow.

  3. Nice, I love the color themes of your poems.

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