Sea Poppies – H.D.

Amber husk
fluted with gold,
fruit on the sand
marked with a rich grain,

spilled near the shrub-pines
to bleach on the boulders:

your stalk has caught root
among wet pebbles
and drift flung by the sea
and grated shells
and split conch-shells.

Beautiful, wide-spread,
fire upon leaf,
what meadow yields
so fragrant a leaf
as your bright leaf?


Gretchen Gales is a (sometimes) artist and managing editor of Quail Bell Magazine. Her work has also appeared in The Establishment, The Huffington Post, Bustle, Yes Poetry, Yellow Chair Review, and more.

lipstickparty mag has previously published two poems by Gales.



Sea Poppies by H.D. is in the public domain

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