Thursday, September 1, 2011

The Thursday Think Tank # 64 - Sunflowers

 *When I snapped this I thought it was odd a bloom on both sides, both have the chocolate centers and double greenery between. I think this one is a twin bloom~

Turning the calendar today makes me wonder where did summer go? We now are approaching autumn. Has the weather changed in your neck of the woods?  Here in North Carolina, it seems our mornings and evenings are a bit cooler, as Indian summer makes it's debut.  For our photo prompt, I was tempted to snap a picture of a school bus, but first I had to catch one.  My daughter is fifteen; she doesn't want me at her bus stop making a fool of myself, lol. Then I thought about the end of summer in New England, how sunflowers salute the sun for a while, then nod their heads. They provide beauty oil and seeds. Soon their seeds will provide a harvest for the birds. 

Our photo prompt #64 is Sunflowers. They brighten, cheer us up, symbolize happiness, adoration and longevity.  Do they remind you of your youth, do they align your fence, do they hold any memories for you?  Have you grown some and watched the magic of  their humble beginnings?  What do you think of when you see them?  

Our Monthly "Reflection" photo prompt is provided to us by Ella Wilson . We would like to thank Ella for her inspiring photos and for helping us out here at Poets United. If you would like to know more about Ella, see her other photos or read her poetry please visit the blog below:

If you have a prompt idea (even a Music or Film inspired one) that you would like to suggest or share with us please send it to . We keep a folder set aside with all your suggestions and just might use it one day.

There 3 simple rules:

1. Don’t link to more than 3 poems per week.

2. Please visit some of the other poems linked here when you link to yours.

3. Leave a comment after you have posted your link.


  1. Robb, I could use a Linky, when you get a chance~
    Thank you!

  2. Yea bring on the link, am feeling very sun flowery right now

  3. Ha! I'm first! Yay! That's what a Day Off does for me!!!!

  4. uploaded my post too. :)
    its something about the orange ball's glow that makes the sunflower smile. :)

  5. ella, you are everywhere! interestingly enough, this little poem is relevant to both of your prompts. FLOWERS.

  6. Thank you everyone; I swear I didn't plan this. I have had sinus pressure for the past two days! I laughed when I finished this poem. I tied it into the Imaginary Toad exercise, Jargon. It does represent a new view of the cheery sunflower. I love these and it felt odd to turn them into a military type poem.
    I can't wait to read all of your inspiring poems!

  7. I love sunflowers - but they brought out the whimsy in me today...

  8. Bit of a cheat this: I hadn't seen this excellent prompt, but have just this morning posted a poem about a sunflower, so trusting that this will be acceptable, will link with you.

  9. Sunflowers bloom everywhere in New Mexico. Seems like last full burst of summer! Thanks for the prompt.

  10. Posting this a little late, but oh well. I have a few posted on the site that I have put up lately (if you go to the Home you can see the rest of them.)

  11. Got here as soon as I could....unfortunately, that is late....hope everyone has a great weekend! :-)

  12. I wrote an acrostic inspired by the Acrostic written by Lori Kolp.

  13. Wish I had seen this earlier. I added an entry that I wrote just a little over a week ago... and it has a photo too :)


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