Black poppy sleeps a dreamless night
In summer shade of moony light
Hazy veils of clouds loom low
The warm kittens close to the earth
Underground bodies stir with no sound
No one to hear them under the ground
Ghost horse and stillborns turn in their cradles
Silvery meadow murmurs the song of
Tiny glow worm glowing
Rain starts her shimmery descent
Into the old leathery skin of the farm

Lyrics submitted by TDeMello, edited by punch

Black Poppies song meanings
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    General Commentits "no one to 'hear' them under the ground".
    this song is so beautiful, just the way its sang, and the lyrics. not sure what it means but sure is depressing.
    dustybreezeon March 21, 2008   Link
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    General CommentTo me, this song is 'illustrating' the beginning of rainfall("hazy veils of cloud loom low"..."Rain starts her shimmery descent"_ over an abandoned, old farm, which has had its fair share of troubles("Underground bodies stir with no sound"..."Ghosthorse and stillborns turn in their cradles") like an old man--"old leather skin of the farm".
    avataraeraon July 30, 2011   Link

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