Ode to the California Poppy Reserve

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Ode to The California Poppy Reserve

by Jane Tawel

April 4, 2017

Giggling, gorgeous, golden girls

Orange as sacred fire,

Running from the wind, unfurl

Blooms that never tire.

Vision of a Heavenly land

Flame-glow! Purple! Yellow!

Rainbow-hued amidst the sand

Return so soon to fallow.

Oh! my darling girls and boys

Embrace the festive desert!

Orangey smiles of flowery joys

Live on in hearts forever.

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4 thoughts on “Ode to the California Poppy Reserve”

    1. Yes, I would guess that is where Frank Baum got his idea in part — although with desert winds blowing like crazy you would have a hard time falling asleep in the actual poppy fields.

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