White Poppies quotes

Wordsworth s Sister
The poppy opes her scarlet purse of dreams. Find me next a Poppy posy,
Type of his harangues so dozy. The poppies hung
Dew-dabbled on their stalks.

are a group of a flowering plants, many of which are grown in gardens for their colorful flowers.

  • But pleasures are like poppies spread,
    You seize the flower, its bloom is shed.
  • Though the Philistines may jostle, you will rank as an apostle in the high aesthetic band,
    If you walk down Piccadilly with a poppy or a lily in your medieval hand.
  • Not poppy nor mandragora
    Nor all the drowsy syrups of the world
    Shall ever medicine thee to that sweet sleep
    Which thou owedst yesterday.
  • Purpureus veluti cum flos succisus aratro
    Languescit moriens; lassove papavera collo
    Demisere caput, pluvia cum forte gravantur.
  • His snowy neck reclines upon his breast,
    Like a fair flow'r by the keen share oppress'd:
    Like a white poppy sinking on the plain,
    Whose heavy head is overcharg'd with rain.
  • Virgil, The Aeneid, IX, 435 (trans. John Dryden).

Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922)[edit]

Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 613-614.
  • I sing the Poppy! The frail snowy weed!
    The flower of Mercy! that within its heart
    Doth keep "a drop serene" for human need,
    A drowsy balm for every bitter smart.
    For happy hours the Rose will idly blow,
    The Poppy hath a charm for pain and woe.
  • Central depth of purple,
    Leaves more bright than rose,
    Who shall tell what brightest thought
    Out of darkness grows?
    Who, through what funereal pain,
    Souls to love and peace attain?
  • Leigh Hunt, Songs and Chorus of the Flowers, Poppies.
  • We are slumberous poppies,
    Lords of Lethe downs,
    Some awake and some asleep,
    Sleeping in our crowns.
    What perchance our dreams may know,
    Let our serious beauty show.
  • The poppy opes her scarlet purse of dreams.
  • Through the dancing poppies stole
    A breeze most softly lulling to my soul.
  • The poppies hung
    Dew-dabbled on their stalks.
  • Every castle of the air
    Sleeps in the fine black grains, and there
    Are seeds for every romance, or light
    Whiff of a dream for a summer night.
  • Visions for those too tired to sleep,
    These seeds cast a film over eyes which weep.
  • In Flanders' fields the poppies blow
    Between the crosses, row on row,
    That mark our place, and in the sky,
    The larks, still bravely singing, fly
    Scarce heard among the guns below.
  • Col. John McCrae, In Flander's Fields (We shall not Sleep).
  • Find me next a Poppy posy,
    Type of his harangues so dozy.
  • And would it not be proud romance
    Falling in some obscure advance,
    To rise, a poppy field of France?
  • Let but my scarlet head appear
    And I am held in scorn;

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2006-12-18 10:34:30 by azmabehtaroon

The value of the marijuana grown in the United States is greater than all of the corn or hay produced in the country's agricultural sector, according to a story in today's Los Angeles Times.
The article by reporter Eric Bailey quotes a report from Jon Gettman, an independent consultant who used government statistics to show the value of marijuana as a cash crop. The drug's worth exceeds $35 billion, and its illicit cultivation in the US has grown by ten times since 1981.
But the US government responded that the drug should not be legalized. A representative of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy warned that "Coca is Colombia's largest cash crop and that hasn't worked out for them, and opium poppies are Afghanistan's largest crop, and that has worked out...


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