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Many thanks for the awards,comments and votes on my last upload - very much appreciated as always.

Remembrance Sunday tomorrow so here is my tribute

For the Fallen

With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children,
England mourns for her dead across the sea.
Flesh of her flesh they were, spirit of her spirit,
Fallen in the cause of the free.

Solemn the drums thrill; Death august and royal
Sings sorrow up into immortal spheres,
There is music in the midst of desolation
And a glory that shines upon our tears.

They went with songs to the battle, they were young,
Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted;
They fell with their faces to the foe.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

They mingle not with their laughing comrades again;
They sit no more at familiar tables of home;
They have no lot in our labour of the day-time;
They sleep beyond England's foam.

But where our desires are and our hopes profound,
Felt as a well-spring that is hidden from sight,
To the innermost heart of their own land they are known
As the stars are known to the Night;

As the stars that shall be bright when we are dust,
Moving in marches upon the heavenly plain;
As the stars that are starry in the time of our darkness,
To the end, to the end, they remain.


Laurence Binyon

Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:For the Fallen
Username:andy210966 andy210966
Uploaded:12 Nov 2011 - 9:45 AM
Tags:Digital art
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marktc
marktc e2 Member 347 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2011 - 9:47 AM

Very fitting, super image.

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rontear
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12 Nov 2011 - 9:56 AM

Mark of respect Andy.
Ron.

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2011 - 10:03 AM

Well worked this Andy and good remembrance image.
Regards Richard

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cdm36  10390 forum posts England7 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2011 - 10:07 AM

Just as good over here Andy Smile

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Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2011 - 12:10 PM

Beautiful image Andy very fitting for this tribute.

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12 Nov 2011 - 12:16 PM

fantastic photo

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2011 - 12:58 PM

stunning work andy a very fitting tribute nice one Wink
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teocali e2 Member 6235 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2011 - 4:27 PM

A wonderful tribute, Andy and beautifully processed plus fine sentiments.
Sylvia

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Sezz e2 Member 9617 forum postsSezz vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2011 - 4:43 PM

Beautifully produced Andy, a wonderful tribute!

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Tynnwrlluniau e2 Member 439 forum postsTynnwrlluniau vcard Wales36 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2011 - 6:18 PM

Excellent image and tribute.
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pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2011 - 8:56 PM

nice poem and great photo tribute Andy

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12 Nov 2011 - 11:39 PM

A great image that goes so well with the poem Andy. A lovely emotional tribute............Sandy

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13 Nov 2011 - 7:57 PM

Nicely done Andy.
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Suehh  739 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
13 Nov 2011 - 8:40 PM

Probably one of the loveliest tribute images I have seen - so beautiful - and the words take it even further.

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