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John McCrae

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row...

Lieutenant Colonel John Alexander McCrae, MD (30 November 187228 January 1918) was a Canadian poet, physician, author, artist and soldier during World War I. He is best known for writing the famous war memorial poem "In Flanders Fields".

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If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

In Flanders Fields, and Other Poems (1918)Edit

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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