Wednesday, November 11, 2009

remembrance......


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, May 1915

We wear the red poppie on dark lapels in remembrance.  Inspired by Dr. McCrae's poem which he penned after losing a friend during the Battle of Ypres, we wear the poppie as a way to keep the faith, to keep the stories alive for those who sleep.   My last contribution this week to the photo theme, RED.  For more photos, check out Carmi's blog. 

7 comments:

Walker said...

We need to remember for those who gave up their dreams for ours

Selma said...

A fitting and beautiful tribute. Your poppies are majestic!

BlazngScarlet said...

A high price has been paid indeed.
Beautiful poppies.
Never forget ....

Awareness said...

Walker...may we always remember their sacrifices.

Selma...thank you. I can't get the new blogger system to centre the photos when they are enlarged like that. I don't know how to fix the glitch.

Scarletina.... too high.

Mark said...

I love this! Thank-you for sharing the lesson of the Poppies! Poppies are one of my favorite flowers.

Cyrus Rumi said...

Always in our memories...never forgotten...Thank you for sharing...

Have a nice day!

Cyrus

Gypsy said...

Beautiful photos, a touching tribute Dana.

I am slowly ploughing my way through the 17 posts you have written since I last visited....sheesh lady, you are one prolific blogger.