Friday, November 12, 2010

In Flanders Field

Clara, the main character in 21 Aldgate came to the home of Paul Maze to assist him in writing his memoir A Frenchman in Khaki, an account of his experiences in The Great War. Clara loved poetry. She knew the poems of the War Poets - the famous one written in May 1915 by John McCrae

In Flanders field the poppies grow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place;and in the sky
The Larks still bravely sing and fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

Two verses follow .... ending with:

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......

And all these years later we continue our wars 'while poppies grow in Flanders field.'

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