From now on, it begins to die

John Brantingham
The Journal of Radical Wonder
1 min readJul 10, 2022

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Poem by Carrie Lynne Hawthorne

Jane Edberg

he looks at the sunflower
he grew from a seed
its first day in full bloom
for me it’s birth,
love, life itself

petals thrown back
a buxom blonde caught
in a flattering rush of wind
I swear she just winked at me

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John Brantingham
The Journal of Radical Wonder

Former Poet Laureate of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks: Education. Nature. Art. Marriage. Nomading. Check out my latest books at johnbrantingham.com.