A Resplendence of Sunflowers

As brief as summer you swept across my heart's desert like a Santa Ana wind's hot kiss. Now the eastern passes are still and gray as virgin rocks unto a land whispering of forgotten wildflowers. In your absence marigolds bloom not with the disappeared mockingbird. Only with the last petals of withered amaryllis do I ache: you brought me a translucence of amber for my burnished bouquet. Love was an ebullience of golden wheat, our laughter a resplendence of sunflowers. 1st Place Mid Summer Standard Contest Sponsor: Brian Strand 6/11/17

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Date: 7/22/2017 2:51:00 PM
Congratulations Sir, A captivating piece that spurs poets to write.
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Dale Gregory Cozart
Date: 7/22/2017 2:53:00 PM
Thank you so much, Adeyemi!
Date: 5/21/2017 8:19:00 PM
I like your use of colors to convey turbulent emotions.
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Date: 5/19/2017 12:05:00 PM
A tremendous poem Dale ...rich use of imagery created a fantastic scene...a 7 and fave
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