I am a snow bunny and don’t like hot weather at all, but one thing I do love about summer is the fresh flowers. The sunflower is one of my favorites. Sunflowers just make me feel happy inside. They’re so fun! At the last house we had, I had our kitchen decorated in sunflower wallpaper. Sunflowers grew outside in our back yard, tall, elegant, beautiful. Like Meg Ryan said in the movie, You’ve Got Mail, about daisies, sunflowers are so friendly. And it’s as if their faces are turned continually toward God. Tonight after I drew a sunflower on a letter I wrote to my sister Maria in Georgia, I googled online and found this poem about a sunflower. It’s called Poem To A Sunflower, by Katherine R. Lane. Enjoy!
I see you there in glory shining bright,
Following the sun and its path of light.
Standing tall above all others in the field,
You grow, conquer, and do not yield.
The little birds take great delight
In playing round you, from day to night.
With your petals of yellow and leaves of green
How very easily you are seen.
But there is more to you than first sight,
More than beauty and grander to delight.
Every beautiful aspect that appears,
Gives praise to the Father dear.
He made you a part of creation,
And you praise him in glorious celebration!
The beauty that within you is expressed,
Gives testimony to his greatness.
Sunflower, how I long to be like you!
Glorifying God in all I do.
Following the Son and His path of light,
To worship Him in His glory shining bright.
I can learn from you, my friend,
With every breath, praise to God, I might send.
With all of his creation telling the story,
Might I, with you, proclaim His glory.
~By Katherine R. Lane (April 19, 1995)~