11 November 2011

Day 11 of Thankfulness

I am thankful that I've never personally experienced combat/war, and am thankful for those who work for peace.  And because it's Armistice Day, I'm posting "In Flanders Fields" by Dr 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. 


  1. You know I am from Flanders and have spent my youth near those very fields

  2. I didn't know what city you were from. I'd like to go there one day. My list of places to visit is rather long. LOL