Saturday, May 24, 2014

Flanders Field

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.

John McCrae










“Your finest fighting men will be killed, your soldiers left dead on the battlefield. The entrance gate to Zion will be clotted with people mourning their dead— a city stooped under the weight of her loss, brought to her knees by her sorrows.”

27 comments:

reana claire said...

Bless their souls.. for those who sacrifice their lives...

Filip and Kristel said...

It makes you feel sad and silent.

Greetings,
Filip

Ann said...

it's a sobering sight
God Bless them all

HOOTIN ANNI said...

...always a beautiful, touching tribute. Thanks for inspiring us Ginny.

And thanks for linking your muskovy duck link over at the Bird D'Pot!! Much appreciated.

Tamago said...

This is such a beautiful tribute xoxo

From the Kitchen said...

In grateful memory to all who served.

Best,
Bonnie

Sandra said...

a touching sight, sad and beautiful at the same time. perfect verse

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Sad, beautiful, and poignant Ginny. Very beautiful tribute to those fallen young men and women.

Margaret Adamson said...

A very touching post. Hope you are having a good weekend.

Roan said...

Touching tribute. Sad.

Ruth Kelly said...

Memorial day to me is thinking of my family who are gone including my son who did not serve in the war but he did at only 18.

S. Etole said...

This really brings the reality of loss home.

Linda said...

Excellent post, Ginny, very touching. Your header is gorgeous!

Patsy said...

Thanks for photo's and the poppies are beautiful.

Chris Scheuer said...

So grateful to these heroes. They sadly never knew the wonderful freedom that their lives bought.

Chatty Crone said...

What a beautiful tribute.

Mersad said...

Wonderful images and tribute Ginny.

Betty Draper said...

I ditto the other comments, beautiful pictures, beautiful words. Thanks God for those who died to insure our freedom, thank God for the one who died to give us the ultimate freedom, freedom from death no matter how it comes.

A Quiet Corner said...

A beautiful tribute to those who fought for us!...:)JP

DeniseinVA said...

Flanders Field, a poem I have known since childhood. Your photos are a touching tribute to go with John McCrae's heart rendering poem. Thank you Ginny!

Betsy Adams said...

Hello There, We just got home from a great week--which was a terrific 'healing' experience for me --as I recover from gallbladder surgery followed by that wicked infection... You'll have to check out my blog post today (if you haven't done so yet).

Happy Memorial Day to you and yours... Let's never forget those men and women (past and present) who were/are in the Armed Forces and have done so much to give us the FREEDOM we have today. God Bless ALL of them and God Bless the USA.

Hugs,
Betsy

George said...

Thanks for this marvelous Memorial Day post.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Such beautiful pictures!

Yes I will always keep Phoenix. I have had him since 1995!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

All those tombstones with flags are a sad reminder of the cost of freedom. May we always remember those who gave their all for us. Beautiful post, Ginny! Have a great week!

Small Kucing said...

May they rest in peace and God bless their soul.

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Rose said...

What a touching post!