Sunday, November 11, 2007

Remembrance Day 2007

In Flanders Fields
By: Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918)
Canadian Army

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.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning,

Remembrance Day 2007, Lest We Forget.

1 comment:

  1. 'We are the Dead. Short days ago
    We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow'

    Those have always been my favourite lines from this exceptional poem. No matter how often I hear it or read it, the poem only gains more power to move me. Thanks for posting it, Kailana.


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