Thursday, May 16, 2013

Poem #46: Poppy


Oh, powerful, ancient poppy!
Ornamental, colorful, edible
provider of drugs
ease our suffering.
Wrap us in your 
crumpled ruby robes 
of blessed forgetfulness.

Help us 
remember, too,
the blood-red petals 
that bloomed and stained 
your fields, mud 
of earth and draining life; 
those who
     --so rudely torn from this 
         world of dizzying beauty 
           and curious regrets--
we pray
will remember us.

(c) 2013, by Hannah Six

The Poppy Field, by Anne Redpath
Photo: Tate Gallery


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