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Super Bloom (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo

[Author’s Note: Every Spring, poppies of various hues cover the fields throughout Southern California. They are a beautiful sight–and at least these flowers haven’t been touched by the Wicked Witch of the West.]

Across the verdant hills and valleys

    poppies have popped to the surface

    in rich purples, oranges, and yellows

They gleam while bathed in sunshine

    Now that the storm clouds are gone

Wildflowers are out in the daylight

     A natural garden few could achieve

     Spread far into the distance

     their fragrance carried through the air

     on every gentle breeze


6 thoughts on “Super Bloom (A Poem)

    1. They are memorable, indeed. Poppy seed cakes are delicious.

      One year, the super bloom in SoCal was so widespread and vibrant that visitors from all over came to take photographs. They would pull off to the sides of various roadways, which caused such a problem there was an advisory put out discouraging them for doing so after a while. It was quite a crazy season. ^_^


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