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Brothers in Arms

By AshTree
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.

I hope you'll forgive the image not quite fitting the words of the first verse.....

Tags: General Remembrance day Poppy day 11th November

Voters: teocali, annettep38, Daisymaye and 29 more

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annettep38 10 220 42 Luxembourg
11 Nov 2011 12:07AM
A very fitting contribution, well done.
I have lived in West Flanders long enough to appreciate it!
had been thinking of digging out some pictures around where I used to live but then ... it doesn't matter which subject you choose and which grave it is, may we never forget!
AshTree 12 1.7k 6 England
11 Nov 2011 12:10AM
Thank you Annette.
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 21 Canada
11 Nov 2011 12:15AM
So sad. And it still goes on. A lovely and thoughtful tribute...........Sandy
andylea 13 37 1 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2011 12:16AM
a wonderful tribute theresa love the colour pop Wink
RonnieAG Plus
12 154 119 Scotland
11 Nov 2011 12:18AM
We must never forget their ultimate sacrifice, Theresa: a very fitting image to post on the 11th. day of the 11th. month.
mikbee 14 3 8 Scotland
11 Nov 2011 12:27AM
You are forgiven Theresa !!
A fine image and tribute here.
AshTree 12 1.7k 6 England
11 Nov 2011 12:34AM
Thanks Sandy, Andy, Ronnie and Mick.
taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
11 Nov 2011 1:10AM
A good one Teresa--- thoughtful!
AnnChown 12 207 1 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2011 7:57AM
My favourite war poem - a beautiful tribute
Jekaro 12 1 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2011 8:43AM
A wonderful tribute, Theresa.
woolybill1 Plus
15 38 78 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2011 9:01AM
Simplicity and clarity.
Thank you, Theresa.
morpheus1955 15 3 2 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2011 9:05AM
Poignant and sobering image Theresa, I love the simplicity

AshTree 12 1.7k 6 England
11 Nov 2011 10:12AM
Thanks Jenn, Ann, Roy, Bill and Hugh.
SlowSong Plus
13 10.1k 30 England
11 Nov 2011 10:51AM
A beautiful image. So well worked.
TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
11 Nov 2011 12:47PM
A beautiful and very appropriate image for today, Theresa Smile
Trev Smile
danbrann 17 640 17
11 Nov 2011 2:46PM
Well planned and Photographed Theresa.
Do a google on Robin of Pegswood. It is quite interesting and this piece of sculptured art Stands in the middle of a traffic roundabout near to a small village in Northumberland.
gingerdelight 15 298 11 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2011 3:49PM
A moving tribute Theresa, beautifully captured with poignant words.
marktc Plus
11 101 15 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2011 3:52PM
A very atmospheric tribute, top notch Theresa
AshTree 12 1.7k 6 England
11 Nov 2011 4:18PM
Thank you Chris, Trev, Danny, Carol and Mark.
Danny: I've had a google and yes, it's been interesting reading up about this little village. I really must see more of England!
EMJAYCEE 12 10 10 England
11 Nov 2011 4:45PM
The image is fine Theresa and the words a very moving tribute.
LexEquine 15 1 19 United States
11 Nov 2011 8:59PM
'Superb color capture, Theresa, & a Fine 'Tribute Of Remembrance.'

Have a nice Weekend. Smile

~ Pietro
User_Removed 13 26 2 United States
12 Nov 2011 2:25AM
So moving, Theresa, so simple and touching. Thank you for posting this - we always need reminders.
12 Nov 2011 8:04AM
A lovely image and tribute.

AshTree 12 1.7k 6 England
12 Nov 2011 9:07AM
Thank you Joan, Pietro, Christina and John.
DanielD 11 1 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2011 1:24PM
wonderful tribute, Theresa

Regards, Daniel
AshTree 12 1.7k 6 England
12 Nov 2011 4:32PM
Thanks Daniel.
15 Nov 2011 12:44AM
Wonderful tribute Theresa.Glad to be your 30th..Lin

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