Creative Prompt #261: Poppy

Poppy Montgomery, actress, Unforgettable, Without a Trace

opium poppy

Seattle restaurant

Definition: “A Poppy is a flowering plant in the subfamily Papaveroideae of the family Papaveraceae. Poppies are herbaceous plants, often grown for their colourful flowers. One species of poppy, Papaver somniferum produces edible seeds, and is also the source of the crude drug opium which contains powerful medicinal alkaloids such as morphine and has been used since ancient times as analgesic and narcotic medicinal and recreational drugs. Following the trench warfare which took place in the poppy fields of Flanders, during the 1st World War, red poppies have become a symbol of remembrance of soldiers who have died during wartime.”

poppy fields

Poppy was initially made for our research project about understanding biped locomotion, and full-body physical and social interaction in robots and humans. (The Poppy Project)

Poppy tea

California Poppy Reserve

The California Poppy is the state flower

1936 movie (Poppy)

Connecting the visual image of the poppy with the sacrifice of service made by our veterans has been an important goal of the American Legion Auxiliary Poppy Program since its inception in 1921. On Memorial Day and Veterans Day, millions of red crepe paper poppies—all handmade by veterans as part of their therapeutic rehabilitation—are distributed across the country in exchange for donations that go directly to assist disabled and hospitalized veterans in our communities.

The Poppy Program raises community awareness and respect for our veterans by educating Auxiliary members and the public about the symbol of the poppy, taken from a line in the poem “In Flanders Fields” written on the battlefront during World War I by Lt. Col. John McCrae, M.D.

The 2014 California Poppy Festival was scheduled for April 26-27, 2014.

(chiefly UK, Canada) A simple artificial poppy worn in the buttonhole to remember the fallen in the two World Wars, especially around Remembrance Sunday.

Dresses for women and girls. Follow the story of Poppy and Fred around each dress. Vintage inspired and made in Great Britain.

Poppy Daily – – a site for young creatives

Rain Poppy is an herb gatherable by herbalists that can be found in The Jade Forest, Vale of Eternal Blossoms and Timeless Isle. (World of Warcraft)

Post the direct URL (link) where your drawing, doodle, artwork is posted (e.g. your blog, Flickr) in the comments area of this post. I would really like to keep all the artwork together and provide a way for others to see your work and/or your blog.

We are also talking about this on Twitter. Use the hashtag #CPP

The Creative Prompt Project, also, has a Flickr group, which you can join to  post your responses. I created this spot so those of you without blogs and websites would have a place to post your responses.