"Fields of Gold"


While in my state of boredom this evening I ended up on google; a search engine that can cause hours of entertainment if you know just what to google! 
And I came across this:


This is a short article on some lovely Opium Poppies.
 They are so beautiful that I had to share these photos.

As you have probably guessed, I love poppies, hence why they feature in my blog title. They have been my favourite flowers for many years, especially the deep red and crimson ones. It saddens me that these beautiful flowers have to be associated with war. I hate war, it just makes no sense, nothing is solved with violence and we will never achieve world piece if we're all ready to kill one another at the push of a button at the soonest opportunity.

But here is a wonderful poem about the beauty of these amazing flowers and about how we must life our lives to the fullest and have confidence in who we are and what we feel.


Mary Oliver 

The poppies send up their
orange flares; swaying
in the wind, their congregations
are a levitation

of bright dust, of thin
and lacy leaves.
There isn't a place
in this world that doesn't

sooner or later drown
in the indigos of darkness,
but now, for a while,
the roughage

shines like a miracle
as it floats above everything
with its yellow hair.
Of course nothing stops the cold,

black, curved blade
from hooking forward—
of course
loss is the great lesson.

But I also say this: that light
is an invitation
to happiness,
and that happiness,

when it's done right,
is a kind of holiness,
palpable and redemptive.
Inside the bright fields,

touched by their rough and spongy gold,
I am washed and washed
in the river
of earthly delight—

and what are you going to do—
what can you do
about it—
deep, blue night?

So remember, each day, live a little, laugh a little and love a little. 

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