Remembrance Day NOV 11th


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    The GreatWar 1914-1918

    In Flanders Fields

    by John McCrae, May 1915

    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.


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    My all time favorite ever.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vtJME402cQ

    Wait for me, and I’ll return
    Only wait very hard
    Wait when you are filled with sorrow…
    Wait in the sweltering heat
    Wait when the others have stopped waiting,
    Forgetting their yesterdays.

    Wait even when from afar no letters come to you
    Wait even when others are tired of waiting…
    And when friends sit around the fire,
    Drinking to my memory,
    Wait, and do not hurry to drink to my memory too.

    Wait. For I’ll return,defying every death.
    And let those who do not wait say that I was lucky.
    They will never understand that in the midst of death,
    You with you waiting saved me.
    Only you and I know how I survived.
    It’s because you waited, as no one else did.

    Konstantin Simonov 1941


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    @Imperious:

    My all time favorite ever.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vtJME402cQ

    Wait for me, and I’ll return
    Only wait very hard
    Wait when you are filled with sorrow…
    Wait in the sweltering heat
    Wait when the others have stopped waiting,
    Forgetting their yesterdays.

    Wait even when from afar no letters come to you
    Wait even when others are tired of waiting…
    And when friends sit around the fire,
    Drinking to my memory,
    Wait, and do not hurry to drink to my memory too.

    Wait. For I’ll return,defying every death.
    And let those who do not wait say that I was lucky.
    They will never understand that in the midst of death,
    You with you waiting saved me.
    Only you and I know how I survived.
    It’s because you waited, as no one else did.

    Konstantin Simonov 1941

    Thanks, IL. I’d never read that before.



  • Where have all the flowers gone?
    Long time passing
    Where have all the flowers gone?
    Long time ago
    Where have all the flowers gone?
    Girls have picked them every one
    When will they ever learn?
    When will they ever learn?

    Where have all the young girls gone?
    Long time passing
    Where have all the young girls gone?
    Long time ago
    Where have all the young girls gone?
    Taken husbands every one
    When will they ever learn?
    When will they ever learn?

    Where have all the young men gone?
    Long time passing
    Where have all the young men gone?
    Long time ago
    Where have all the young men gone?
    Gone for soldiers every one
    When will they ever learn?
    When will they ever learn?

    Where have all the soldiers gone?
    Long time passing
    Where have all the soldiers gone?
    Long time ago
    Where have all the soldiers gone?
    Gone to graveyards every one
    When will they ever learn?
    When will they ever learn?

    Where have all the graveyards gone?
    Long time passing
    Where have all the graveyards gone?
    Long time ago
    Where have all the graveyards gone?
    Covered with flowers every one
    When will we ever learn?
    When will we ever learn?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3srSgMEDQM



  • It disappoints me that World War One is overshaddowed by World War Two. The war was more than just trenches.



  • Thank you guys for great poems which I’ve never read before.


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    Do not stand at my grave and weep,
    I am not there, I do not sleep.

    I am a thousand winds that blow.
    I am the diamond glint on snow.
    I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
    I am the gentle autumn rain.

    When you wake in the morning hush,
    I am the swift, uplifting rush
    Of quiet birds in circling flight.
    I am the soft starlight at night.

    Do not stand at my grave and weep.
    I am not there, I do not sleep.
    Do not stand at my grave and cry.
    I am not there, I did not die!

    – Mary Frye (1932)


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