In Flanders Fields

 

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