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Friday, 11 November 2011

Friday Flowers

Today is the 11th of November, Remembrance Day, in the UK, and it will be observed on Sunday 13th.


Today, from the archives; Poppies.










In Flanders Fields

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


20 comments:

  1. Keith, that poem always brings a tear to my eye! I guess it says it all?

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  2. A beautiful flower to commemorate appalling waste.

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  3. Keith, may i borrow your last poppy? I can't find mine and want to work a picture up for Sunday.

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  4. Thanks Trevor. Yea, certainly is a powerful poem.

    Thanks Adrian.
    Sent a bigger version of the file to you.

    Thank you Bob.

    Omi, thank you.

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  5. The perfect post for 11/11/11.

    Beautiful photos!
    xoxoxocd

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  6. They have always been such a beautiful flower. Great shots and remembrance today.

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  7. Thank you for remembering and honoring Veteran's Day...

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  8. so beautiful. so touching. thank you, keith...

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  9. HI Keith...The poem says it all...
    Even though the poppy represents the bloody battle field, they are lovely reminder of those who gave there lives!

    Hugs Grace

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  10. Thanks Clare :-)

    Reena, thank you. :-)

    Thank you Madge. :-)

    Thank you Theresa :-)

    Thanks Grace. :-)

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  11. John McCrae along with other poets really do sum up the emotion surrounding events such as these. Good post Keith...

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  12. Beautiful flowers to go with John McCrae's poem,

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  13. Very poignant post Keith. Nice one.

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  14. Your shots..amazing as always..I adore the poppies. The color is amazing. Beautiful tribute hon! Hope things are well with you..thanks for popping by to say howdy. Geesh have been so busy..so stopping by to howdy back at cha!
    Hugs, Sarah

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  15. Thanks Gillian :-)

    Thank you Adam.

    Hiya Sarah; good to see you around. :-)

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