4The Poppy of Georgia O’Keeffe By Janine Pommy VegaIn the carmine extravagancethe skirts of a Spanish dancer swirlflamenco rhythms, castanetsexuberant dancerdrumming her heels on a wooden floorstaccato barks, deep intricate guitarsthe energy pulsing from the darksurrounds and entersThe Poppy is wide openher petals curvelike the skirts of a mountainfilled with the morning sunwe climband reaching the pinnacle shoutlike the flowerin strict discipline, in eloquent satoriin the wild graced of black and red.
5First Stanza Vocabulary carmine = redextravagance = excessivenessflamenco = flamingcastanets =rhythmic instrumentexuberant t= energeticstaccato = disconnectedintricate =complicatedIn the carmine (red) extravagance (excessiveness)the skirts of a Spanish dancer swirlflamenco (flaming) rhythms, castanets (instrument)exuberant (energetic) dancerdrumming her heels on a wooden floorstaccato (disconnected) barks, deep intricate (complicated) guitarsthe energy pulsing from the darksurrounds and enters
6Second Stanza Vocabulary pinnacle: high pointdiscipline: controleloquent: expressivesatori: awakeningThe poppy is wide openher petals curvelike the skirts of a mountainfilled with the morning sunwe climband reaching the pinnacle (highpoint) shoutlike the flowerin strict discipline (control),in eloquent (expressive) satori (awakening)in the wild graced of black and red.
7Questions What comparison is the author making to the poppy? How does the Poppy resemble a flamenco dancer?Do you see any relation between the music and the movement in the painting of the poppy?
8Compare the Stanzas In the carmine extravagance The Poppy is wide open the skirts of a Spanish dancer swirl her petals curveflamenco rhythms, castanets like the skirts of a mountainexuberant dancer filled with the morning sundrumming her heels on a wooden floor we climbstaccato barks, deep intricate guitars and reaching the pinnacle shoutthe energy pulsing from the dark like the flowersurrounds and enters in strict discipline, in eloquent satoriin the wild graced of black and red.
9Activity 1. Create a work of art based on any of the following: One stanza of the poem;One line of the poem;Sounds of castanets;Sounds of flamenco music.2. Illustrate the flamenco dancer as an accompaniment to the poem.