3rd May 1915

By mrswoolybill
This rusty cut-out poppy is at Essex Farm advanced dressing station, beside the Yser canal, just north of Ypres.
It has a particular significance there. I'll show you more of the story tomorrow.
Thanks for looking,
Moira

Tags: Photo journalism Sculpture Specialist and abstract Close-up and macro Flanders

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Comments


bliba Plus
16 2 Austria
8 Feb 2018 7:49AM
very original
cats_123 Plus
17 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
8 Feb 2018 8:06AM
am intrigued...great artwork Smile
optik Plus
12 15 1 England
8 Feb 2018 9:48AM
We are left wanting more Moira.
8 Feb 2018 10:04AM
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.

Robert Laurence Binyon
8 Feb 2018 10:40AM
Amazing piece of artwork Moira and nicely photographed. I look forward to more tomorrow.

JohnSmile
mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.0k 2465 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2018 11:52AM
Thanks folks. Leo, thanks for adding Binyon, still quoted in the Remembrance Day act of commemoration every November. But I have another poem to come tomorrow. (That's a big hint as to what this is about).
capto Plus
9 6.8k 25 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2018 12:44PM
Fascinating.Smile
ivor
Joline Plus
15 37 59 United States
8 Feb 2018 12:58PM
A beautiful work. Looking forward to the rest of the story.
saltireblue Plus
11 12.3k 77 Norway
8 Feb 2018 1:51PM
Very intriguing.
The stalk reminds me of a dagger handle, with finger guards.

Malc
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 20 Canada
8 Feb 2018 2:30PM
I see a young face in the bottom stem part. It gives me an eerie feeling.
TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
8 Feb 2018 2:48PM
What a beautiful piece of artwork Smile A great find, Moira Smile
Trev Smile
SUE118 Plus
13 8 1 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2018 4:32PM
That's really effective.
franken Plus
19 5.3k 4 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2018 4:52PM
Fascinating artwork, Moira.

Ken.
8 Feb 2018 5:15PM
An interesting taster. Some skillful work in that by someone.
mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.0k 2465 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2018 5:33PM
Thanks everyone, and my thanks to Sue for adding her UA here.
IreneClarke 6 1.4k 2 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2018 5:57AM
Fabulous sculpture - intrigued looking forward to the next instalment
nonur 13 18 13 Turkey
9 Feb 2018 10:09AM
Poppy on a barbed wire stem, poignant and suggestive image, Moira.
Chinga Plus
11 3 2 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2018 11:32AM
Exquisite and intriguing Moira! I like it a lot... Isabel GrinGrin

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