24 February, 2008

Poppy Field in WWI museum


Poppy Field in WWI museum
Originally uploaded by Imaginary Sea
n Flanders Fields
By: Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918)
Canadian Army

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.


Visit the WWI museum in Kansas City. It is well worth it. We spent nearly 3 hours in there and could have spent much longer. I learned so much, but the thing I really walked away from is that we are making the same mistakes today as were made then.

1 comment:

Izzy said...

A Minneapolis songwriter has recorded a beautiful version of this poem:

http://www.myspace.com/tenfootswells

Thought you might enjoy it.