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For the Fallen

By andy210966
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

Tags: Digital art

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marktc Plus
7 99 15 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2011 9:47AM
Very fitting, super image.

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rontear Plus
14 8 8 England
12 Nov 2011 9:56AM
Mark of respect Andy.
Richsr Plus
10 91 223 England
12 Nov 2011 10:03AM
Well worked this Andy and good remembrance image.
Regards Richard
cdm36 Plus
14 391 7 England
12 Nov 2011 10:07AM
Just as good over here Andy Smile
12 Nov 2011 12:10PM
Beautiful image Andy very fitting for this tribute.

ireid7 Plus
11 11 Scotland
12 Nov 2011 12:16PM
fantastic photo
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2011 12:58PM
stunning work andy a very fitting tribute nice one Wink
teocali Plus
9 441 18 England
12 Nov 2011 4:27PM
A wonderful tribute, Andy and beautifully processed plus fine sentiments.
Sezz Plus
13 617 15 England
12 Nov 2011 4:43PM
Beautifully produced Andy, a wonderful tribute!

Sarah *
12 Nov 2011 6:18PM
Excellent image and tribute.
pluckyfilly Plus
11 351 33 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2011 8:56PM
nice poem and great photo tribute Andy
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 13 Canada
12 Nov 2011 11:39PM
A great image that goes so well with the poem Andy. A lovely emotional tribute............Sandy
derekhansen Plus
9 210 24 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2011 7:57PM
Nicely done Andy.
Suehh Plus
10 39 6 England
13 Nov 2011 8:40PM
Probably one of the loveliest tribute images I have seen - so beautiful - and the words take it even further.

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