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Writing about the Sun and the Sunflower

Sun and Sunflower writing

Writing about the Sun and the Sunflower

I turn so you are in my eyes and I in yours.
You stay far, for to come close
would singe me
and I would be as ashes
to your flame.

From the distance you send me
warmth, color
and all that is life and love.
You give me sustenance and I give
you one more reason to burn
so we may live and love far apart:
you, the Sun,
and I, the sunflower.

Damyanti Biswas

Damyanti Biswas is the author of You Beneath Your Skin and numerous short stories that have been published in magazines and anthologies in the US, the UK, and Asia. She has been shortlisted for Best Small Fictions and Bath Novel Awards and is co-editor of the Forge Literary Magazine. Her forthcoming literary crime thriller, The Blue Bar is represented by Lucienne Diver from The Knight Agency, and will be published by Thomas & Mercer on January 1, 2023.

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