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Blake’s Sunflower

Blake’s Sunflower


Why did Blake say
‘Sunflower weary of time’?
Every time I see them
They seem to say
Now! with a crash
Of cymbals!
Very pleased
And positive
And absolutely delighting
In their own round brightness.

Sorry, Blake!
Now I see what you mean.
Storms and frost have battered
Their bright delight
And though they are still upright
Nothing could say dejection
More than their weary
Hanging heads.

Poem Blake’s Sunflower - Elizabeth Smart