Irish Flower Series: Poppy

Poppy Framed Art Print

Introducing a new art print added to my Irish Flower Series today: Poppy (Papaver)

This one is very special to me and was drawn originally a few years ago for my Mam as a gift for her birthday. It was her favourite flower and red, her favourite colour.

We sadly lost her this day last year.
In her memory I want to share this joyful flower that reminds me of her brightness & warmth.

It’s paper like petals reminding us how fragile life is.
Squeeze your loved ones extra tight today.

Suzanne X

Poppies | 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?

Poppy Art Print in hanger
Poppy Art Print

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