This poem is very sad and touching. It is the poem that is read on every remembrance and anzac occasion. This poem represents the end of world war I and pays respects to the ones that lost their lifes at war, fighting for our country. This poem was written may 1915 by a Canadian doctor John McCrae. This is called flanders fields because it is named after the place or field where they placed all the poppies to remember the ones who sacrificed for us.
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
I like this poem because it reminds us how lucky we are to live in a free country with no wars. It
I like this poems because it pays respects to our soldiers. I hear this poem 2 or more times a year and is very touching every time. This poem reminds me how lucky I am to live in a free country with no war or conflict. It reminds me that there are people out there that are fighting for our safety and freedom. I also like this poem as there are usually trumpets that play after wards.
John McCrae was born November 30, 1872 and died January 28, 1918. John McCrae was a famous Canadian poet, physician, author, artist and soldier during world war I. John McCrae was a soldier in world war I that survived and was most famous for the release of his poem 'In Flanders Fields'.