The Sunset Flower

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If you look at the last couple of posts

and photographs

which

I’ve shared

you may notice a theme

it appears that my not so conscious mind

is focused on circles

of one kind or another

it could be said that

I’m going around in circles

but

is the circle really a circle

does the beginning meet up with the end

or is it a spiral

and

is that spiral going upwards

or downwards

whatever direction it

or I

may take

Summer is now moving into Autumn

the senses can feel the shift from warm to cool flavours

drifting from more light to more dark

the latest circle I’ve captured

is that of a sunflower

growing in my garden

it sprouted from a seed I sowed

before the area was recreated

from what it had been

wild and untamed

yet to be defined

into a cultivated source of fruits and vegetables

I thought my seed had been lost in the shuffle of earth

in the changes

but

this one chose to strive and thrive through it all

grow tall

towering above me

and finally flower

a sunflower

which has chosen not to move with the sun

even though it is free to do so

but to adamantly face

and show its bloom

to

the west

to

the sunset

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“So I grabbed up the skeleton thick sunflower and stuck it at my side like a scepter,
and deliver my sermon to my soul, and Jack’s soul too, and anyone who’ll listen,
— We’re not our skin of grime, we’re not dread bleak dusty imageless locomotives, we’re golden sunflowers inside, blessed by our own seed & hairy naked accomplishment – bodies growing into mad black formal sunflowers in the sunset, spied on by our own eyes under the shadow of the mad locomotive riverbank sunset Frisco hilly tincan evening sitdown vision.”

― Allen Ginsberg

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