The Girl of Sunflowers and Thorn

Arthur Gulumian



You are the girl of sunflowers,

Beautiful beneath the brightness

Of your hazel eyes and touched cheeks—


You are a mid-day melody that

I hear always and forever.


You are a smile I need,

And can’t bear to live without.


You are a comfort that holds wonder,

And one that few can understand.


A wind and breeze of destiny,

Far from any man’s reach.

And stand by what embraces your eventide luminescence.


You are the only goodness in me,

And the purity I can’t hold amongst absence.


The one I can stand by always,

And the summer day that lingers far apart.


You are the canary that may sleep

Under a tree‘s shade,

And know that you are loved.


You sleep amongst the grass,

And I along your side—

Hearing the soft breath you

Gently inhale.


You are the girl of sunflowers and thorn,

An angel that bears both the pain of goodness and my heart.

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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

Wow, Arthur. I really enjoyed this. I can hear your voice perfectly in this one. Great job.


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Arthur Gulumian 6 years ago from Pasadena, CA Author

Thanks Dohn =]. It's always heard well when it's true.


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tantrum 6 years ago from Tropic of Capricorn

I would say, Lovely ! Enjoyed reading it ! Cheers!

BTW, I'm XTASIS :)


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Carol the Writer 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

I really enjoyed this! Nice poem! The picture is so perfect with this poem. Thanks for writing. – Carol


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Arthur Gulumian 6 years ago from Pasadena, CA Author

I'm glad you two enjoyed it =]. Really. Thanks for your visit and words ladies.


poetlorraine 6 years ago

i absolutely love your work. I could see all these poems in a beautifully illustrated book... on my shelf, i would read it daily.... brilliant


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Arthur Gulumian 6 years ago from Pasadena, CA Author

Thank you poet. I'll try to make that a reality one day, promise =].


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Cris A 6 years ago from Manila, Philippines

You must really love her as this poem speaks of nothing but. But alas, there must be a thorn. Great poetry, thanks for sharing :D


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Arthur Gulumian 6 years ago from Pasadena, CA Author

I do love her =]. One of my closest friends, and there is always a thorn Cris as we all know. Thanks for reading I appreciate it.


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Cris A 6 years ago from Manila, Philippines

which makes me ponder, would it not be love if it's without a thorn?


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Arthur Gulumian 6 years ago from Pasadena, CA Author

I think if there was no pain, then there is no love. A fearless man is someone that can not ever love, because if he is not afraid to lose his love, then he doesn't love at all. Same applies to the bonding of love; if there is no pain, then how could you demonstrate your devotion? How could you show that your love is stronger than the pain? Is that the beauty that lies within the sunflower more powerful than the thorns around it? Believe me, if there is one way to prove your love, it is through conflict. A conflict, strengthens the relationship. Whether conflict seals a bond, or destroys it, the strength of the two beings is still broadened.


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Cris A 6 years ago from Manila, Philippines

i see your point and i agree. eloquence thy name is arthur. love as you see it cannot exist in a vacuum or on its own. there has to be pain or suffering or somebody hurting for it to be identified and felt. there's no light when you take away the dark.


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Arthur Gulumian 6 years ago from Pasadena, CA Author

Glad you agree =]. Great discussion Cris.


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Cris A 6 years ago from Manila, Philippines

how can i not? you don't have a monopoly of pain, my friend. we're all blessed and cursed with it. Haha i enjoyed the discussion, thanks for the time :D


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princess-sisi 6 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

My God you really put your emotions into it, Nice! Have a nice day!


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hotspur 6 years ago from England

Lovely and lyrical, really like the opening lines in particular - musical. The sunflower thorn opposition is a refreshing change form rose and thorn. Nice one. Thanks


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Arthur Gulumian 6 years ago from Pasadena, CA Author

It's all about originality and surprises hotspur =]. Thank you, I appreciate your words.


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Tubbs Merouge 6 years ago from Louisiana

This is great!! I look forward to reading more!! Are you working on your novel as well?


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Arthur Gulumian 6 years ago from Pasadena, CA Author

Yeah I am actually. I'm a full time college student so it's a little difficult to manage the time to actually do it, but the ideas all in my head; just need the time to write it down =]. Thank you for your support and comment.


sheerin 14 months ago

"You are a mid-day melody"

Wow Wow

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