i like breakfasts...

Sunflower Breakfast

As the bread is warmed by the sun and
Then drizzled with the green oil I straddle
The old blue rickety chair peeling this tomato.
The juice joins the oil as I add salt and garlic and
As I flick away seeds to the earth I feel ready
To look more about me but first I must pulp this red flesh.

The sunflowers throng about me nodding yes
This is as you thought...here is the breeze from the West
Caressing your shoulders. Here is the sun at her gentlest.

Unwashed, Indolently swaying, barefoot as ever
I grizzle a tune half remembered as I pour the coffee.
Later, when it is hotter than blood and the light is sharp
I will look about me and see this field of sunflowers swaying
And will be momentarily soothed. I should go now, but stay
With my feet in the dust watching a lizard emerge.

Poetry by jenks The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2012-08-12 at 01:35

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When I visit my sister in Italy, I just love the sunflower fields which surround her house, but then I remember the bluebell woods of my Lake District. I love the food which you are preparing, but then remember the great "full English breakfast!" Aren't we lucky that the world is full of such wonderful things...I'm sure we should all be as happy as Kings. (A quote from RLS.)

Sid Gardner
I can appreciate the setting of langour and peace quite sensual really. Reminds me of the 'milk flake advert'....but for me...replace the continental butty for a 'Full English'....Perhaps the lizard would hang about for the black puddin....Nice one L...

I feel the warmth, contentment and that feeling of being at one with the world. A feast of the senses, loved the word "grizzle" all in all a fabulous piece, loved it.

Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
I agree with Purple Phoenix. You've been missed, Linda, and this poem shows why. You've put an entire, lovely day into three brief stanzas, and you've drawn attention to those wonderful little things which people tend to miss as they rush past.

Rob Graber
You are a great epicure, you know? How can I have missed the fact that our sunflowers have been nodding yes at me all these years? Thanks!

Purple Phoenix
I have so missed poems such as this. :) Thank you.

I like the lizard :-)

countryfog The PoetBay support member heart!
A feast for all the senses, a way of saying grace.

Nils Teodor The PoetBay support member heart!
Very beautifully written
A joy to read
Thanks for sharing