In Flanders Fields the Poppies Blow by SummerJade

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The poem “In Flanders Fields” was written on May 3, 1915 after John McCrae witnessed the death, and presided over the funeral, of a friend, Lt. Alexis Helmer during World War I.

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.

This image appears on the calendar, For Every Month ~ a Flower (click to view)

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT, Canon Zoom Lens EF-S 18-55mm, F/5.6, 1/500 sec, ISO 200.
Location: western Massachusetts (USA).
Season: spring, June 8th.
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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.

The poppies referred to in the poem grew in profusion in Flanders in the disturbed earth of the battlefields and cemeteries where war casualties were buried, and thus became a symbol of Remembrance Day in Allied countries which contributed troops to World War I. (Wikipedia)


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  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageover 4 years ago

  • Thank you, Francis! ☺☺☺

    – SummerJade

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  • AliceDoodles
    AliceDoodlesover 4 years ago

    Your cohosts Cee and Chris

  • Very welcome! ☺♥

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  • CanyonWind
    CanyonWindover 4 years ago

  • Thank you, POPs! I missed this one! ♥☺

    – SummerJade

  • Evita
    Evitaover 4 years ago

    Beautiful work!!!!
    Congratulations !!!! Best floral Photo Of The Week Editors choice
    The World As We See It , or as we missed it. Group

  • Thanks so much!! ☺☺☺

    – SummerJade

  • LoneAngel
    LoneAngelover 4 years ago

  • Thank you!! ♥☺

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  • Kim Slater
    Kim Slateralmost 4 years ago

  • Fantastic!! Thank you so much for this feature! I really appreciate it!! ☺♥♥

    – SummerJade

  • Monica M. Scanlan
    Monica M. Scanlanalmost 4 years ago


  • Lovely, Monica! Thanks! ☺♥

    – SummerJade

  • BlueMoonRose
    BlueMoonRosealmost 4 years ago

    A stunning poppy for Remembrance Day!

  • Thank you, Kathryn! ♥

    – SummerJade

  • Emilie Trammell
    Emilie Trammellover 3 years ago

  • You’re welcome! ☺♥♫

    – SummerJade

  • EdsMum
    EdsMumover 3 years ago

    Congratulations on lovely feature, you are invited to join the Challenge, 11/2/2011..Shirley

  • Fantastic!! Thank you, Shirley, for this feature!! ♥♥♥

    – SummerJade

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