A  poppy

The Lord is full of tenderness and mercy.

James 5:11
The face of a poppy.

Of all the wonderful things in the wonderful universe of God, nothing seems to me more surprising than the planting of a seed in the blank earth and the result thereof. Take that Poppy seed, for instance : it lies in your palm, the merest atom of matter, hardly visible, a speck, a pin’s point in bulk, but within it is imprisoned a spirit of beauty ineffable, which will break its bonds and emerge from the dark ground and blossom in a splendor so dazzling as to baffle all powers of description.
Celiac Thaxter 1835-1894
The lone poppy picked from my garden this morning just one of two, the other had too many buds on it to pick. They are growing in a pot planted by their own choice. Sandy😊
The tall Poppy

That we find a crystal or a poppy beautiful means we are less alone, that we are more deeply inserted into existence than the course of a single life would lead us to believe.
John Berger 1916-2005
We cherish too, the Poppy red
That grows on fields where valor led,
It seems to signal to the skies
That blood of heroes never dies.

Moina Michael
1869- 1944 (She conceived the idea of using the poppy as a symbol of remembrance for those who served in World War 1.)

4 thoughts on “A  poppy

  1. Poppies are so stunningly beautiful and fragile at the same time Their symbolism and use for for remembrance is perfect


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