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In the Poppy Field

Mad Patsy said, he said to me,
That every morning he could see
An angel walking on the sky;
Across the sunny skies of morn
He threw great handfuls far and nigh
Of poppy seed among the corn;
And then, he said, the angels run
To see the poppies in the sun.

A poppy is a devil weed,
I said to him - he disagreed;
He said the devil had no hand
In spreading flowers tall and fair
Through corn and rye and meadow land,
by garth and barrow everywhere:
The devil has not any flower,
But only money in his power.

And then he stretched out in the sun
And rolled upon his back for fun:
He kicked his legs and roared for joy
Because the sun was shining down:
He said he was a little boy
And would not work for any clown:
He ran and laughed behind a bee,
And danced for very ecstasy.

James Stephens

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    • # Nancy

      Gorgeous poppies and capture!! Your garden is amazing #4...all are great:)

      2010.07.22 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Kimber

      love these! this flower always reminds me of alice in wonderland. (i remember one of the mean flowers looked like this kind lol!)

      2010.07.21 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Jacki

      I like the seed heads in #3! As beautiful as I think poppies are, they are just a beautiful once the flower is gone in my opinion!

      2010.07.21 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Marsha

      Beautiful post with gorgeous color!!! The focus in #2 is incredible....

      2010.07.21 Edited Reply Cancel

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