Taken Nov. 4, 2009 with an Olympus FE-340

In honour of the 11th day of the 11th month; the day that recalls the end of World War I, I fold 11 poppies from 15×15mm pieces of paper. The cross is also made from paper.

Remembrance Day – also know as Poppy Day, Armistice Day or Veterans Day – is a day to commemorate the sacrifice of members of the armed forces and of civilians in times of war, specifically since the First World War. It is observed on 11 November to recall the end of World War I on that date in 1918.

Source: Wikipedia

The poppy’s significance to Remembrance Day is a result of Canadian military physician John McCrae’s poem “In Flanders Fields”. This poem has also been adapted as a song:


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 ’mid 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 have also now written my own poem:

Could a smile be remembered, after joy is gone?


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  • Lori Peters
    Lori Petersabout 5 years ago

    Absolutely beautiful, Mui-Ling. Very moving, as well. xo

  • Thank you Lori; I hope you’re feeling better xoxo

    – Mui-Ling Teh

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1about 5 years ago

    Awesome Mui-Ling!! A wonderful remembrance and tribute!

  • Thank you Cheryl =)

    – Mui-Ling Teh

  • BlueKnot
    BlueKnotabout 5 years ago

    So very beautiful…

  • Thank you BK!

    – Mui-Ling Teh

  • Gregory John O'Flaherty
    Gregory John O...about 5 years ago

    Nice one …… Lest We Forget …. ( which I think a lot have )

  • Hmmmm…. I wonder…

    Thanks so much Greg.

    – Mui-Ling Teh

  • Gail Bridger
    Gail Bridgerabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful & Clever

  • Thank you Gail :D

    – Mui-Ling Teh

  • Nancy Polanski
    Nancy Polanskiabout 5 years ago

    Very touching, and lovely.

  • Thanks Nancy. It seems like you favour this type of flower. Well only in this pic I’ve depicted it as a poppy; but it is essentially the same type I folded for my Spring Beginnings. I still remember the comment you wrote then :o)

    – Mui-Ling Teh

  • Barbara Cliff
    Barbara Cliffabout 5 years ago

    A touching remembrance—confess I am a peacenik

  • tinnieopener
    tinnieopenerabout 5 years ago

    Lest We Forget…..excellent work!!!!

  • Thank you tinnieopener. I must say, I’m impressed with your mountainous photography!

    – Mui-Ling Teh

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtabout 5 years ago


  • Thank you so much Cee!

    – Mui-Ling Teh

  • Pat Duggan
    Pat Dugganabout 5 years ago

    A Wonderful Tribute—-for Remembrance Day—-Lest we Forget!!

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