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Moira Andrew’s Poem, Poppies for Remembrance

Poppies for Remembrance

 

Scarlet poppies can flutter

like fragile butterflies

in the dry yellow corn

of summer.

 

And they can dance

like graceful ballerinas

among the feathery stalks

of barley.

 

Red poppies can glow

like bright little lamps

on our warm winter coats

in November.

 

And they can whisper,

like long-lost voices

from the forgotten fields

of Flanders.

 

© Moira Andrew

 

Moira Andrew was born and educated in Scotland. She became a primary teacher, and later, after becoming a lecturer in Craigie College of Education in Ayr, began writing poetry. In her next job as head of a primary school near Bristol she started to write for children. Moira’s website is here.

Author:

Poet and owner of Lola the alert dog. Be the Change, Apes to Zebras, The Same Inside, Reaching the Stars, Animal Magic. I visit schools, libraries, literary festivals, and organise poetry events. http://www.poetryroundabout.com http://www.lizbrownleepoet.com

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