Friday, November 11, 2011

Remembrance Day 2011



"The Branch of Life", Artwork by Norval Morrisseau (c. 1987)
© Bonnie Edwards Kagna MacFarlane
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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

Source (image): (Used with permission)

* The acrylic painting in this post: "The Branch of Life", 56"x51", Artwork by Norval Morrisseau (c. 1987), © Bonnie Edwards Kagna MacFarlane in accordance with an agreement with Norval Morrisseau, June 11, 1988
/The Edwards Collection/

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