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  • They say that poppies grow best in unquiet ground, in soil that has been disturbed by construction. Or destruction.
    They say that the red symbolises the blood that has been shed in foreign fields by soldiers... who sometimes did and sometimes didn't have any right to be there.
    They say that opium poppies have a darker, more ominous colour than the bright ones we favour in the West.

    I say that poppies seem to be a triumph of nature over man, covering the scars of the world with mercy.
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