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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

in Flanders fields


We will remember them.

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 our 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

Click here for the history of In Flanders Fields and of John McCrae, the author of this poem.

2 comments:

  1. Thank you for that remembrance.
    Lives lost, that we should never forget.

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  2. This is beautiful. Thank you for sharing the beautiful poem and for the history lesson.

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