Modern Poems · Spontaneous writing

Two Poppyseeds

It is true that every time I write,
     I want you to be near. 
     So close and so near,
I'd drop two poppyseeds in both of your eyes,
one is lilac-purple, another be Christmas-red,
See they grow and bloom, pollinated by my gaze,
showered first in morning rain then evening breeze,
Next summer, I'll come and collect them in the garden
of sweet dreams under the same rainbow where we parted, 
So happy and foolishly contented, I kiss you Goodnight!

Now I'm waiting for another springtime to smooth me out,
where larks brightly sing and wide-mouthed orchids smile,
Though my face is camouflaged with two blossoming poppies
that of your eyes lavishly behold, my heart aches, crying out:
'He mustn't be deceived by what I am not and will never be!'

           Two beloved poppies,
One is lilac-purple and another Christmas-red,
Let them but stagger, wither from sight,
To ease my anguish, fly away from night.
How can I be better for you when I hide?

But it is also true that every time I write,
   I know you want me to be near, too.


26 thoughts on “Two Poppyseeds

  1. Annabel, I love how you have framed this piece, with the two almost identical couplets, and this line: “I’d drop two poppyseeds in both of your eyes”

    I was just thinking earlier today… I haven’t seen a post from Annabel in a while and here you are!
    Lovely. πŸ’πŸ’–

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    1. Thank you, dear Michele! I am always delighted to read your words and they never fail to make my day more lovelier!πŸ’•πŸ₯‚πŸ₯³

      Thanks for thinking of meπŸ’—. That brings a big smile on my cheeks🀩 send tons of hugs🎊🌸

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      1. It is always my honor and privilege to read your poetry and prose. I am equally honored by knowing I made you smile and made your day lovelier. As you do mine. 😊 Keep enjoying your day, Annabel. Tomorrow is Friday and spring is not far away! πŸ₯³ Hugs to you too. πŸ€— πŸ’—πŸŒΈ

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      2. Wow, your words are as sweet as you, dear Michele! πŸ’• it’s a blessing for me to have connected with youπŸ₯°

        Let’s enjoy the upcoming springtime🌸🌸! (Finally it’s getting warmer πŸ˜…)

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      3. We have an inspiring and uplifting connection that I cherish. Have a wonderful weekend, Annabel. Spring has definitely sprung here in the SW. 🌞 Enjoy yours! πŸŒ»πŸ€—

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      1. You’re welcome Annabel! How it enchantingly tugs at the heartstrings with its depth and longing, and how the beginning and end encircle each other with the poignant layers in between, truly moving.

        Wishing you well Annabel πŸ™‚ as spring nears with the warmth of its radiant embrace to you dear friend πŸ™‚ πŸ₯‚


  2. Such touching and lovely words you’ve penned, Annabel. πŸ˜‡ Were I ever so fortunate to be admired by such a beautiful and expressively creative poetess as you, my dear, I would want you to be near for all seasons! I saw your poem before 4 a.m. this morning and wanted to comment, then, but was heading out the door to drive to North Carolina. Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent! πŸ’πŸ₯³πŸ₯‚βœ¨

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    1. Thank you for reading and thinking of me, Phil!πŸ˜ƒπŸ₯‚ Your beautiful words are well-received and indeed make me feel exceedingly radiant!

      Much much gratitude to your gentlemanly gesture! Have a safe and fun trip to North Carolina! πŸ€ͺπŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ¦°πŸ₯³

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  3. I can’t express how imaginative and mesmerising all your poems are! They are always so refreshing as well as heartwarming and never fail to impress me. This one was extremely well written and every line here was so thoughtful and beautiful!!🌠

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    1. Thank you so much, dear friend! I am happy that you like this poem πŸ˜ƒ. Your beautiful words are always much appreciated. They bring sunshine on a cold day! πŸŒΈπŸ’•


  4. Well Well Well… this is spring water that quenches the thirst… This is a seed that has been planted in fertile ground… this poetry has blossomed and captured the attention of the on-lookers and passersby… I behold words that express a desire and longing! With each stroke of a pen the thought of coming closer to the day hope screams victory… two types of tears shall flow…relief and victory…

    My dear Annabel, thank you for such a transparent treat, this is beautiful in nature with a connection of nature to the very self that also needs the sun and seasons…

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    1. Thank you so much for this beautiful and kind comment, Tony! I’m delighted to hear from you and each line you wrote is full of poetic creativity and kind encouragement! 🎊πŸ₯‚

      Your interpretation and insightful thoughts are precise and filled with understanding. I’m grateful to you! πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ¦°πŸ₯³πŸŒΈ


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