A Withering Bouquet

Only the poppies wave is such a good line as it conjures up for me the way nature says farewell with a colourful demonstration reminding us that there is life after death.

Martin Swords Poetry


The flowers are white in Ypres
Bunches of thousands
Planted gardenlike in rows
No variegation, letters,
Numbers, names as
Shadows in the changing light
Fertilized with life, with death
Unmoving. Uncheering
Only the poppies wave

Martin Swords
July 2014

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