Friday, November 11, 2011

Challenge 47 Lest we Forget

Today is Remembrance Day when we pause to remember and give thanks to those who have given of themselves to keep our country free.  Our challenge this week was to be inspired by the famous poem "In Flanders Field", and use poppies as part of the theme.

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.

Let us never forget the sacrifices that have been made, and are continuing to be made to protect our freedom.


  1. Very powerful, you've created a wonderful pattern and your color adds the perfect pop.

  2. Very simply and clearly stated. Lovely!