POPPIES FOR REMEMBRANCE
First published in November 2020
Scarlet poppies can flutter
like fragile butterflies in the dry yellow corn
And they can dance
like graceful ballerinas
among the feathery stalks of barley.
Red poppies can glow
like bright little lamps on our warm winter coats
And they can whisper
like long-lost voices
from the forgotten fields of Flanders.