Wednesday, September 24, 2014

A Triptych by William G. Davies, Jr.

The Sunflower Chronicles


Sunflowers cram into the morning bus,
they unfold yellow newspapers
and droop their heads reading over
each other's shoulder.


They crowd about me
as I open to the Gospel,
their yellow heads
wait for that moment
when Jesus speaks
and only as they can,
bow their heads
in prolonged adoration.

The Countenance of a Sunflower

She leans towards the Virgin Mary
her yellow Stole swept back,
two Queens in an earthly garden,
one hastening to the other
in a peaceful acquiescence to radiance.

William G. Davies, Jr. is the 2013 Poet Laureate of Perry County, Pennsylvania.

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