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Black-Eyed Susans


Scattered sun drops
Dot the earth
Stretching, reaching toward the sky
With their one black eye
Nose cones pointed way up high
Petals burning sun-burst bright
Ready to rocket
Back to the sun
In the far away sky
(c) 2012 Elizabeth Ehrenfest Steinglass, all rights reserved

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12 replies
  1. Joy
    Joy says:

    I like the metaphor of a rocket for the black eyed susan. Great picture and well executed poem. Thanks for the post.
    Congratulations on keeping your promise to yourself of writing a poem a day.

  2. Irene Latham
    Irene Latham says:

    scattered sun drops! Love so much, and the rocketing away. A friend of mine recently describe black-eyed susans as “workhorse of the garden with a little show pony inside.” Love that too. Thank you for sharing!

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