Poppy Field Poem by Mary Spain

Poppy Field

Rating: 5.0


A sea of living crimson caught my eye
Of oriental splendour, out of place
Beneath the pastel of an English sky
Where soft-toned pastures etch the tranquil face
Of Summertime, A silken, poppied sea
That shimmered in the early morning sun,
And with true beauty's generosity
Held out its cup of joy to everyone.
The sober hedgerows glowed a richer hue,
The willow-herb a dainty blush revealed,
And I have never seen a sky as blue
As that which smiled upon the poppy field.
Sweet flowers that bring men sleep, you brought to me
A wakened joy that lives in memory.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Ernestine Northover 21 August 2007

Excellent and beautiful to read. The flow was A1 and the subject I just loved. Love Ernestine XXX

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Bill Thomas 20 February 2008

Blow Wordsworth & his daffodils: you've recreated the poppy field in the imagination so clearly that it's a lesson to the rest of us. Thank you.

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Always Fine 22 February 2008

This is a brilliant poem, it flows so effortlessly.

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David Desantis 06 May 2008

whoa, beautiful imagery...i guess 'enchanting' could be the word....i like the reference to bringing men sleep, and the idea of pastels..great job!

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Sulaiman Mohd Yusof 15 May 2008

as sweet as the poppy flower, as sweet as the chilling dreams, live like forever, live like a popping sips of sahara blended coffee in the morning. how i wish i could live my life with no pain at all.....and just like dancing in the rain.....keep on dancing and singing..........and making love till dawn. memories will live forever in the scars.and to all my buddies who had left me earlier to see god, my prayer for u guys up there.....rest in peace buddies. thanks to you mary for triggering my twilight 'pop'.

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Castellenas John 03 April 2019

Amazing use of description. Made me see and believe your words. A amazing poem.

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Sally Plumb Plumb 18 May 2015

Just read this piece again..... beautiful.

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Sally Plumb Plumb 17 July 2010

A lovely English country scene.

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Ashraful Musaddeq 29 May 2009

'And I have never seen a sky as blue As that which smiled upon the poppy field.' A joyful poem with soft-green imageries. 10+++

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Sally Plumb Plumb 16 April 2009

Thought this was lovely. If you get the time try my perspective.'Poppies' Thanks

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