In Flanders Fields - The most famous poems written during World War I

by ArulKumar 2009-09-02 15:00:27

In Flanders Fields

In Flanders Fields is one of the most famous poems written by the Canadian physician and Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, during World War I and has been called the most popular poem produced during that period.

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.

- Lt.Col. John McCrae (1872 - 1918 )

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