Poppies

Original Text: 
Marjory Nicholls, Collected Poems, comp. Niel Wright (Wellington: Original Books, 2009).
3There are scarlet poppies in a field of France

Notes

1] poppies: a widespread species, common to Europe and typically having large, showy red flowers that came to symbolize the fallen soldiers in World War I. Back to Line
2] debonair: stylish and charming Back to Line
4] flaunting: to display something, especially in order to provoke envy or show defiance. Back to Line
Publication Start Year: 
1917
Publication Notes: 
The Spike (1917).
RPO poem Editors: 
Cameron La Follette
RPO Edition: 
2011
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