Surrealist blooms among the green-eared barley
give bright impressions of
By Galley Hill and Noar Hill,
that opens onto sweeping rural vistas -
which in their turn see sower, reaper, plough.
But this is sweet July, and here before us,
spread as if a patchwork quilt were laid,
are poppies' crimson flags in wild profusion,
camouflaging crops that they invade.
© 1991 JOS