sunflowers in a brown pottery bowl
wait in wide-eyed expectancy
on the the altar table.
Their golden petals glow in the summer sun
that spills softly through stained-glass windows.
Their numinous beauty and grace
silently urge sacrifice of praise.
Sandra Bounds writes poetry because she loves it. Also, the process of writing helps her stay mentally alert in her efforts to survive Parkinson's Disease. She holds a Master of Arts Degree in English from Mississippi State University. A retired English teacher, she has taught in both private and public high schools and in community college. She has publishing credits in Australia, England, and the United States.