Flowers in Word Image Spirit - Emile Nolde Red Poppies

High and Center (new poem)

In deep hearts

of frailty bloom

seeds of hope

hidden in dark



Red petals

brushed in breezes

rushed from mountains

hidden by clouds



Earth is stirred

flowers in bloom

is there room

high and center above



“High and Center”

© Brian R. Paulson, 2016.


(I’m entranced by the frail poppy flower and the way it enchanted the expressionist painter, Emile Nolde.  It lends the heart toward things mystic and poetic. – BP)