Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, SEA POPPIES, by HILDA DOOLITTLE

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First Line: Amber husk
Last Line: As your bright leaf?
Alternate Author Name(s): H. D.; Aldington, Richard, Mrs.
Subject(s): Bible; Poppies

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?

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