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Bliss Carman, et al., eds.  The World’s Best Poetry.
Volume V. Nature.  1904.
 
V. Trees: Flowers: Plants
The Sea-Poppy
Robert Bridges (1844–1930)
 
A POPPY grows upon the shore
  Bursts her twin cup in summer late:
Her leaves are glaucous green and hoar,
  Her petals yellow, delicate.
 
Oft to her cousins turns her thought,        5
  In wonder if they care that she
Is fed with spray for dew, and caught
  By every gale that sweeps the sea.
 
She has no lovers like the Red
  That dances with the noble Corn:        10
Her blossoms on the waves are shed,
  Where she sits shivering and forlorn.
 
 
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