Silent Sunday – In Flanders Fields

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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.

~ by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae (1872-1918) ~

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10 thoughts on “Silent Sunday – In Flanders Fields

  1. Oh Becka, the fields of poppies here in the spring are so beautiful! I love driving about as each hill seems to have a field hiding just around the bend. 🙂 xx

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