stargazers in furious
bloom – vanilla air –

are the only flowers
that trust me, tell me

i am not hopeless;
the juice in their veins, the way
they gulp the sun and meet my face,
their beauty and their business

say i don’t need a green thumb
and the riotous garden.

all one needs is a singular love.



81 thoughts on “stargazers

  1. I like the image of the stargazer as a symbol of life, hope and beauty. The juice in the veins of those flowers could be compared to the blood that runs through our veins, what makes us live. The sun is a symbol of optimism and joy. A singular love, yes! Love is the most important thing in life. A very beautiful poem, full of hope.

    • I appreciate that, Natalie. I’m pleased you enjoyed it enough to share. Please take care of yourself. R canals are hard on the kidneys – though no one in the Western Medical system is aware. You might consider a gentle cleanse and something to fortify…when you are better.


  2. “gulp the sun” – I AM STEALING THAT (not really, but you know what I mean.)
    Loved this, my friend. Dark clouds for the last two days here, so it brought much needed light here.
    Thank you.

  3. Brilliant poem full of strong imagery. I love the lines “the juice in their veins” and “the way they gulp the sun”. Powerful stuff! I have a poetry blog here on WordPress and today’s poem is about a double rainbow in case you have time to look? Colourful greetings, Sam 🙂

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