the geometry of vineyards

Eschscholzia californica (California poppy, Californian poppy, golden poppy, California sunlight, cup of gold) is a species of flowering plant in the Papaveraceae family, native to the United States and Mexico. It’s an ornamental plant also sometimes used medicinally and in cooking. It became the official state flower of California in 1903.

California ~
a tapestry stitched
from flaxen hills and turquoise seas
threaded with the twists and turns
of fault lines and of mad rivers
rich in jumping salmon caught
by bears at home in redwood forests
the citrus groves are shot with yellow and orange
the geometry of vineyards neatly graphed

© 2017, Jamie Dedes


We continue with the current recommended read: On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century by Timothy Snyder. Left, right or center – American or not – it’s a must read.

LESSON EIGHT: Stand out. “Someone has to.  It is easy to follow along. It can feel strange or different.  But without that unease there is no freedom.  remember Rosa Parks.  The moment you set an example, the spell o the status quo is broken and others will follow.  Prof. Snyder,  On Tyranny, Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century

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