Tournesol (sunflower)

Is this adoration? At first light they lift their heads and face the East. The sun rises, and so their petals splay and quiver like a ring of flames. 90e530b978ce9c208d8d721b5526ed69_largeEach flower tracks that object as it arcs across the sky – a field of fiery discs fixated and entranced. By evening, they face the West, and every day watch the thing they worship die. Their gathered mass bow in dark bereavement – until first light when something draws their faces to the East.

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One Response to Tournesol (sunflower)

  1. Lynne Rees July 24, 2016 at 7:23 am #

    Lovely – ‘watch the thing they worship die’.

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