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Abstract watercolour of a poppy field. Title is taken from a line of my poem “Where Poppies Grow” first published by The Shine Journal.

Where Poppies GrowBy Alison PearceIf the poppies grow no moreAcross these barren fieldsWill you move on away from here?In search of better yieldsDo you have the strength, the courage?To till the exhausted soilIs there enough of your love leftFor the effort of the toilAre you tired of the work?Do you wish for sunflowers instead?Or daffodils and yellow rosesIn place of seas of redThe poppy seed lay deep withinAnd dream of sunny skiesIn hopes that you will heed their cryAnd raise their petals high© Alison Pearce 2007

Logan based writer, poet and artist. I seek with the pen and the brush. I think and it rolls out into words or strokes. I believe my writing should paint a picture and that my art should tell a story. I’m an uncomplicated woman in a very complicated way.

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  • coppertrees
    coppertreesover 6 years ago

    I like this coloring soft,

  • Thanks Vickie. I’m sure no artist, but I enjoy the process!

    – Alison Pearce

  • coppertrees
    coppertreesover 6 years ago

    Art is to be appreciated not judged

  • Makeba Kedem-DuBose
    Makeba Kedem-D...over 6 years ago

    Beautiful colors! Soft forms speak of gentleness. peace…

  • Thank you!

    – Alison Pearce

  • © Janis Zroback
    © Janis Zrobackover 6 years ago

    I would love to read the poem that accompanies this beautiful watercolour…..

  • Thank you Janis. My children are helping me place it on top of the painting (I’m not technologically savvy!)

    – Alison Pearce

  • © Janis Zroback
    © Janis Zrobackover 6 years ago

    Do let me know when it’s done…..in the meantime you can add it to the side of the page here….

  • Thanks Janis! I have placed the poem there in the description for you. I really appreciate your encouragement!

    – Alison Pearce

  • © Janis Zroback
    © Janis Zrobackover 6 years ago

    Absolutely lovely poem….so poignant…wistful questioning….you want to say…look, look, it’s all within you….it’s there already…the answer.

  • Thank you so much Janis

    – Alison Pearce

  • Keeli
    Keeliover 6 years ago

    Excellent piece . . . my grandmother was fondly referred to as the Poppy lady!

  • Thank you so much Keeli

    – Alison Pearce

  • KEITH  R. WILLIAMS
    KEITH R. WILL...over 6 years ago

    very poetic, and a nice peice of art

  • Thanks Keith, your comments are always appreciated!

    – Alison Pearce

  • saseoche
    saseocheover 5 years ago

    This is stunning work i love it!

  • Thank you so much Sas :)

    – Alison Pearce

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