Wednesday, 2 June 2010

The plant named Poppy

Poppy, the seeds used, whole or ground, as an ingredient in many foods.

Poppies have long been used as a symbol of both sleep and death: sleep because of the opium extracted from them, and death because of their blood-red color. In Greco-Roman myths, poppies were used as offerings to the dead. Poppies are used as emblems on tombstones to symbolize eternal sleep. This aspect was used, fictionally, in "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" to create magical poppy fields, dangerous because they caused those who passed through them to sleep forever.

How magnificent they are, concrete with the monuments thicken with the facts.

The taste of the seed some what resemble sesame, yet, a punch was added to it. Indeed, drowsy. But do you call this a drug? Or the natural form of a sleeping pills?

If, this is what addiction is, I am a drug addict. Not only to the flower named Poppy. But to many others.