Eyes of Children
Children see sunflowers
as Van Gogh intended.
Bright full of life
not static in a vase
on a marble mantelpiece.

But alive in a sun-kissed,
walled garden, tall and
vibrant; heads to the sky

Children see sunflowers
as Van Gogh painted.
In deepest yellow and gold
and with their imagination
they recreate it, sprinkling
with brown, orange and green
against a backdrop
of blue