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Flowers of Tuscany-Fiori della Toscana

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Flowers of Tuscany-Fiori della Toscana

Sunflowers turn slowly 
to follow the sun.
They bow their heavy heads 
when afternoon’s done.

What a golden vision 
they share row after row
With deep amber faces, 
their tiny seeds all aglow.

The summer breezes blowing 
o’er the fields with warm air
Shares pride in a country
with its beauty so fair.

I smile in contentment  
as I l leave old Italy
With a sea of them waving
good-bye to me.

Italian translation:

Fiori della Toscana

Solefiori ruotare lentamente
a seguire il sole.
Si inchinano le loro teste pesanti
Quando ha fatto pomeriggio.

Che una visione d'oro
essi condividono la riga dopo riga
Con facce profondo ambrati,
Loro piccoli semi tutto raggiante.

La brezza estiva che soffia
sopra i campi con aria calda
Orgoglio di azioni in un paese
con la sua bellezza così fiera.

Sorrido in contentezza
come ho l lasciare la vecchia Italia
Con un mare di loro sventolando 
good-bye a me.

Note: This translation is as close to my original poem as possible. 
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  1. Date: 9/28/2014 1:39:00 AM
    Lovely poem. Wish I spoke Italian (could get a sense of words that resemble french or Spanish). Loved Italy--was visiting there when 9-11 happened, which sort of soured the memories. Thanks for commenting on my piece.

    Marcum Wong Avatar Connie Marcum Wong
    Date: 9/28/2014 2:33:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Mark. I have visited Italy four times and this was my last memory of Italy as I was driven to the airport to depart for home. Aloha, Connie
  1. Date: 9/4/2014 9:16:00 AM
    This post leaves me wanting to seek new praise rather than some over-used phrase. Bur, alas, I am not able to find that unused phrase..... Great writing, my friend. beautifully done...... Jake

    Marcum Wong Avatar Connie Marcum Wong
    Date: 9/4/2014 5:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you very much Jake. I appreciate your thoughtful sweet comment. Blessings, Connie
  1. Date: 7/29/2014 6:02:00 PM
    BRAVO! that is beautiful, even unknowing the second language it speak of art uncomparable! I applaud you with this beauty on so many levels, grats on your win:)

    Marcum Wong Avatar Connie Marcum Wong
    Date: 7/30/2014 9:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you very much Casarah. I left a message to all the winners at Linda's blog. Blessings, Connie
  1. Date: 7/29/2014 2:35:00 PM
    You are welcome

  1. Date: 7/29/2014 12:06:00 PM
    Back again to read this beautiful poem, Connie....and with congrats for a deserved win. // paul

    Marcum Wong Avatar Connie Marcum Wong
    Date: 7/30/2014 9:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks very much Paul. Hugs, Connie
  1. Date: 7/29/2014 1:32:00 AM
    Wonderful write Connie n awesome win ! Big congrats!

  1. Date: 7/28/2014 7:57:00 PM
    Connie, Congratulations!!! Have fun enjoying the win. I'm grateful, everything went well when judging this contest. Take care, and enjoy my latest blog "Maybe I'm Invisible" if you like. Always & Forever ~LINDA~

    Marcum Wong Avatar Connie Marcum Wong
    Date: 7/29/2014 3:34:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much Linda. I will enjoy reading the winning poems tomorrow as it is late and I am heading to bed. I will check out your blog. Aloha and Mahalo, Connie
  1. Date: 7/23/2014 9:21:00 AM
    Love this write my friend!! BBBravooooooooooo!!!!

    Marcum Wong Avatar Connie Marcum Wong
    Date: 7/30/2014 9:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Robert. I had an accident yesterday and fell and broke four bones in my foot. At least I will be able to read more poetry though having a cast on my foot for six weeks doesn't thrill me. Aloha, Connie
  1. Date: 7/19/2014 8:31:00 AM
    Outstanding, Connie my friend.. Love the mood of this one.. Hugs.. Arlene

  1. Date: 7/16/2014 5:37:00 PM
    Lovely poem, Connie. Sunflowers (girasole) are planted all over Tuscany for the oil, but create a beautiful sight for the eyes as well. I lived in Italy for 7 years and we have a home there, as well. Cheers, Roy

  1. Date: 7/6/2014 1:50:00 AM
    'connie, I am sicker than a dog right now. But just wanted to say hello to you. I caught the flu Joe got yesterday. Just can't focus on anything here. Luv, Andrea

    Marcum Wong Avatar Connie Marcum Wong
    Date: 7/23/2014 11:09:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I feel for you Andrea. I am just getting over it. I think our g.daughter gave it to all of us. I hope you feel better today. Hugs, Connie
  1. Date: 6/30/2014 3:03:00 PM
    Such a charming image! Though I traveled by train through Italy I don't have any memories of the countryside so odd? [and how smart are you! Italian!] Light & Love

  1. Date: 6/30/2014 12:20:00 PM
    This is an exquisite poem with its perfect imagery my very dear friend Connie. I extremely love both in Eng. & Italian. I've some friends in italy & hope I can visit this lovely place someday. It's really a glorious write my very dear friend & I'm embracing it tonight & u. Thank u so much for sharing. Tytysm as well for your very lovely comments & kind visit on my poem & for faving it. God bless & your loved ones! love lots & biggest hugs, Leonora

  1. Date: 6/30/2014 2:39:00 AM
    Italy, a land so grand in sunlight's hand. Thank you for reminding me that Italy's Empire survives foremost in the soil of rising Suns Connie. I love how you express your romance with Italy with flowers so kind and strong, bright and long. It would a treat if you'd descibe Pompeii or Hercullium w (ms.) with your sensitive poetic touch. J.A.B

  1. Date: 6/29/2014 7:28:00 PM
    Lovely poem Connie...the last line is the kicker...thanks for the kind comments on mty summer poem

  1. Date: 6/29/2014 4:01:00 AM
    Connie my dear friend I love both versions of this and I will be there in 6 weeks, hope you are well....David

    Marcum Wong Avatar Connie Marcum Wong
    Date: 7/30/2014 9:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I would hearing about your trip when you return David. It is one of my favorite countries. Bella, Bella. Hugs and thank you, Connie
  1. Date: 6/28/2014 4:41:00 PM
    This is the flower that nature should have depicted with a face on it, showing different expressions. The height they grow to is amazing. Fine tribute as to what I call the 'Sunshine' flower. Lovely to read Connie, James :)

  1. Date: 6/28/2014 9:31:00 AM
    Beautiful Connie, I spent 24 days in Italy a few years ago. This brings back pleasant memories of the Tuscany region. My personal favorite was the Amalfi Coast.

  1. Date: 6/27/2014 10:05:00 PM
    oh my, I just adore that final verse. how they waved goodbye to you. So poetic, Connie!! I remember seeing the sunflowers of Israel. Probably the only really bright spot in that whole country. this is a precious little poem. Did someone translate it for you or did you use one of those INternet translators? Oh, and did you know that sunflower was my flower when I took a test on FB? I got Rose and sunflower in two different tests. I bet you are a sunflower too.(how is your dear hubbie?)

  1. Date: 6/27/2014 10:01:00 PM
    connie, thanks for visiting so many of my poems recently. Now let me see what you have posted here today!!!