Maleri: Waiting for the sun. The Danish word for Poppy is Valmue and origins from the Norwegian word "Vale", meaning "deep sleep" and the Danish word "Valen" mening "numb". In Scanidinavia winter days are short and dark and, the plants are "Sleeping" as do some animals. Waiting for springtime and the sun to return. The 21st of december is the shortest day of the year. Then the light slowly comes back, and bring us bright summer days and nights.