Remembrance Sunday

Hi all!

My name is Chiara and I am a bookworm.

Today marks 100 years since the armistice of World War One and the first Remembrance Day, and for that occasion I thought I would share with you some poetry from that time.

Here is In Flander’s Field by John McCrae.

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.

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