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Poppy field

By bfgstew  
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.

Tags: General Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature

Voters: skewey, Willmer, wolfy and 31 more

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Comments


12 Jun 2011 7:02PM
Nice composition. We all seem to love those poppies. I haven't had time this year so it's nice to see a few.

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Glyn1 7 4 1 England
12 Jun 2011 7:13PM
Beautiful image, love the narration.

Glyn
tomcat 10 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
12 Jun 2011 7:16PM
Is the poem one of Audens?

Adrian
janty66 9 3 England
12 Jun 2011 7:34PM
Fantastic image...
bfgstew 10 668 105 England
12 Jun 2011 8:22PM

Quote:Is the poem one of Audens?

Adrian



No Adrian, it's by John McCrae

Thank you all for the C + C's much appreciated
Beautiful image - lovely poem. The poppy fields are at their very best now!

Jane
12 Jun 2011 8:52PM
Lovely detail and colour. Beautiful image...........Sandy
20 Jun 2011 5:20AM
Gorgeous image.

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