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...Poppies in the Labyrinth...

Updated on February 9, 2017

...Macha's Crop...

...In a segment of my writings, I am walking through Macha's field and suddenly poppies are bursting up all over the place within the Labyrinth. Before I began to write about them, they appeared in the pages of a book...

Macha is a counterpart of the triple Goddess the Morrigan, the Phantom Queen whom I write frequently about. She is featured in my writings and notes as of late and is best known for being a goddess of horses, war, and competition. If you read the link below about her, you will see that she is also associated with the great Queen Rhiannon.

The Poppy came to me, magnetizing itself through images, information and I even found a packet of poppy seeds that I meant to plant last year but couldn't find where I had put the small paper envelope. I found it around the same time I was researching my newest addition to my flower parchment collection.

...The Power of Poppy...

I chose to research and illustrate poppy because as most of the time it happens that the subject, whether it be a poppy, a turtle, or a scent of lemongrass - it is something that I believe I am being asked by the Universe to pay attention to and to somehow integrate into my life because it will ultimately be an enhancement or an encouragement.

When I was creating this piece, I noted that it is an ancient beauty that has been used in the making of drugs and in foods as well as a symbol of remembrance. They are several colors, not just the common red (which is what attracted me to them in the first place) and there are several species. They are very ornamental and have four to six petals depending on which type you have.

I love the whole premise to the thought of using poppies as a flower that is reminder of the bliss of aided sleep, in this case my personal preference being in a meditative state. The power of poppy, for me, is a realization that this flower and its associations with the Wonderful Wizard of Oz and the scene where Dorothy, Toto and the Lion must lay down and sleep showcases the power of a field of these red beauties. The power of plants and their uses in general fascinates me and has lead me to write poetry and reference art parchments about several many flowers and herbs. Poppy happened to "pop" up for my attention and is also a part of the newest painting I am doing. I tend to add a subject into many different art forms until I have completely ingested its meaning and lore so that when I see them any other time, I can recall the association and enhance my experience.

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    Carole Anzolletti 5 years ago from The Phantom Queen's Labyrinth

    You said everything I needed to hear and more...I absolutely would love for you to place this hub on your Facebook page, and befriend me there as well! THANK YOU SO MUCH, you are a dear :) xxx

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    epigramman 5 years ago

    ...well the writers whom I admire the most are the ones who dare to invent their very own language and operate exclusively in their own little brave world - you are that writer; a writer who is a (clear) cut above the rest and takes me to places in my mind (your mind) where I've never been before .... please allow me to post this most beautiful hub to my Facebook page with a direct link back here because it leaves me breathless.

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