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WW1 Grave

debris4spike in photo_scavenger

Remembrance

I have just been up to London for a few days ... and went to the Cenotaph service on the 11th (however it was so hectic, I couldn't tsee much).  So, this photo was taken the following morning -

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The cenotaph is always a moving image

The poppies were chosen for that reason ... I wonder if you know this poem -
John McCrae, May 1915

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.

He was a doctor from Canada, serving on the front line ... and this poem was used as the inspiration the year after the war ended

Edited at 2018-12-02 03:36 pm (UTC)