Friday, November 11, 2011

Photo #282 Revealed

It was a poppy.
For my international followers, November 11, is Remembrance Day, a national Canadian holiday. We wear poppies to remember our fallen soldiers and also to celebrate our veterans. 

In Flanders' Fields by John McCrae, 1915
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.


  1. Ah, you learn something new everyday.

    And a fitting post as well. :D

  2. Oh wow, I never knew this poem. ^__^; Its very beautiful, thanks for sharing Shutterbug. :]