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About this poem
This poem was reproduced on a postcard for National Poetry Day 2012. Eight poetry postcards are published each year by the Scottish Poetry Library to celebrate National Poetry Day and are distributed throughout Scotland to schools, libraries and other venues. The theme for 2012 was stars. You can find out more about National Poetry Day in our National Poetry Day pages, where you’ll also find resources to go with the poems.
Because the shape, colour and design of ‘Sea Poppy 2’ is integral to its meaning as a concrete poem, we have not reproduced the text alone on this page. The image here is very close, but not identical, to the original poem which was set as a card in 1968 by Peter Grant, with green lettering on a light blue ground.