Written for:  Carpe Diem #1716 Poppies
“Welcome at the 2nd episode of our new CDHK month August 2019. This month we are “creating” a field of flowers, all prompts will be flowers that we can find in the fields around us. We will see a lot of beautiful flowers … Today I have chosen “poppies” to work with.”

white poppy
it must have bloomed
from a wintry shower

© Matsuo Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold)

at sunrise
poppies still redder
sacrifice for God

© Chèvrefeuille (our host)

one summer day
poppies coloring the meadows –
raindrops start to fall

© Chèvrefeuille

sunset sun horizon priroda

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com

Here is my attempt:

red cups in field
wait to be filled with showers
poppy vessels


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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