Poetry and poppies

August 21, 2008

“Two Orange Poppies”, ©Jill Rosoff 2007, 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, framed, 155.00


Iceland Poppies are another “touchstone”.  Well, just about all kinds of poppies are, really, but Icelands in particular continue to catch my eye.  Each papery petal flutters independently as the breeze lifts it, and the pods are such sensual shapes.  The colors sing, a chorus of approval, rich, bright and jewel-like, and light up and glow when the sun shines through them.  The colors are such a wonderful juxtaposition to the delicacy of the petals.  Its poetic.  The name for poppies in other languages is poetic too:  coquelicot, amapola, papavero, mohnblume.

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