Wednesday, November 01, 2006

In Afghan Fields the Poppies Blow...

In Afghan fields the poppies blow

A line to remember on N11, with a whole new meaning. We should remember that poppy growing has skyrocketed since 2001, and that the Taliban had made great strides in eradicating heroin production. This may be too macabre for anyone to finish... DR

In Afghan fields the poppies blow
Between the ...

In Flanders Fields
By: Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918)
Canadian Army

I N 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.

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