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In Flanders Fields

In Flanders Fields

by John McCrae, May 1915

 

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.

 

One of many links to this poem and the history behind it ... In Flanders Fields

 

The Royal Canadian Legion - The Rememberance & Poppy Campaign

 

Submitted for 7 Days of Shooting Traditional Tuesday: Week 15 - Flowers and Shrubs (Not in your Garden)

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Taken on October 29, 2007