Who says a flower can’t talk?
This one is for real—
dark black interior
shaded by blooming orange petal,
hues of yellow and green
blended by nature’s unseen hand,
sparks of a colourful natural life
exposed to a naked sun.
Sun, moon and stars
share something common
with stalk and leaf,
cosmic harmony breaking out:
one begins to wonder
how a physical world created beauty
from such an unreal origin.
Who was the absent designer?
And that’s true of all life:
hidden secrets of where it all began
beyond a limited human conception.
We can but gaze in admiration.
One of five poems written by Charles Jobson in response to paintings at the BEAT (Borough of Ealing Art Trail) exhibit at St John's Church, West Ealing in September 2018.
The painting is entitled Sunflowers, by the artist and © Paola Fratticci.
Poem © Charles Jobson. For permission to re-use contact firstname.lastname@example.org.