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    "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 ~ "In Flanders Fields"

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    1. MetaGrrrl 115 months ago | reply

      And the author of the poem, Canadian army physician Col. John McCrae, died in 1918 after 3 more years of war from its writing. I commend your attention also to the Eric Bogle song "The Green Fields of France". www.geocities.com/~worldwar1/default-mcbride.html

    2. mottsbeats 115 months ago | reply

      That's an awesome photo bryan.... much respect

    3. *mai* [deleted] 115 months ago | reply

      I love the colour contrast in this pic.. it seemed to have gotton all my favourite colours in one single photo.. well done!

    4. Freddie jr 108 months ago | reply

      nice picture to go with the poem

      my sister in-law wrote a poem called Soldier Man that is published in the Canadian National Archives
      photos9.flickr.com/17445534_b050c6865f_b.jpg

    5. mottsbeats 95 months ago | reply

      to think you posted that 20 months ago.

      time sure ticks by.

      a classic image i'll always love.

      as is the bear that has made my desktop since your departure from the island.

    6. richpotwon1 92 months ago | reply

      lest-we-forget, thank's for the memorie's a veteran never forget's, i believe that this is for all that served at home ,and abroad, and all the poeple at home thank's a disabled vet love rich.

    7. *CA* 91 months ago | reply

      Beautiful image.

    8. jercraigs 91 months ago | reply

      Simple but elegant.

    9. Valter Jacinto | Portugal 86 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Absolutely Fantastic, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

    10. meli_mello 66 months ago | reply

      Blogged here: www.meli-mello.com/?p=313 Thanks for the amazing photo. :)

    11. armykat 54 months ago | reply

      A beautiful reminder of those who should never be lost from our memories.

    12. Lindaroo 54 months ago | reply

      simple, elegant, powerful. glad to see this photo come 'round again. A timely reminder.

    13. cletch 30 months ago | reply

      Thanks for being a part of the creative commons. Used your photo here: www.canadianaconnection.com/2011/11/poppy-remembrance/

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