Wooden Door

On impulse he put his palm against the wood, as if feeling for a pulse.

L. Paull, The Bees

California Poppy

Santa Cruz, California

State flower as of 1903. Also known as the flame flower.

Purple in the Pines

In the pines
A purple flower
Blooms among
The needles
Bringing color to the drab
A symbol of life

Tex Dermott

At Last

Wheatland, California

That Friday feeling.

Purple Paint

Night is a curious child, wandering
Between earth and sky, creeping
In windows and doors, daubing
The entire neighborhood
With purple paint.

Frank Marshall Davis