Sunday, 11 November 2012

Remembrance

 

In Flanders Fields


In Flanders fields the poppies blow

Between the crosses, row on row,

That mark our place; and in the sky

The larks, still bravely singing fly

Scarce heard amid the guns below.



We are the dead. Short days ago

We lived , felt dawn, saw sunset glow

Loved and were loved and now we lie

In Flanders fields.

 


Take up the quarrel with the foe,

To you from failing hands we throw

 The torch; be yours to hold it high.

If ye break faith with us who die

We shall not sleep, though poppies grow

In Flanders fields



John McCrae, 3rd May 1915



Remembering…

10 comments:

  1. Hear hear, sorry to have missed you at Crisis...

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  2. "When you go home,
    Tell them of us and say,
    For their tomorrow,
    We gave our today..."

    (attributed to John Maxwell Edmonds)

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  3. Very well said and a good choice of poem.

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  4. From a serving soldier I thank you. Good words.

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