Saturday, 8 November 2008
Remembrance Day, Today's Flowers are Poppies
Today's Flowers is dedicated to Remembrance Day to commemorate all those who died in the wars of the past century. It stands to reason that this flower should be a red poppy!
More about Remembrance Day here
Flanders fields (Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, 1872-1918)
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
Today’s Flowers is hosted by Luiz Santilli Jr. Thank you, Luiz!To see more flowers click on the logo in the side bar