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“Memorial/Remembrance”

 

Description from Dill: I was inspired by Granny Nancy's pick to think about something for Memorial Day. My husband is British, and I've been just loving the Humble Bead Poppy Field pendant, and so I decided to focus my Memorial Day pick on poppies, which is the main symbol for Remembrance Day in the UK, because of this WWI poem:

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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  1. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    I don’t Ever recall reading the entire poem. We all remember the first few verses but I’m so glad you used this poem in remembrance. How beautifully done is this pick as well. I love the colors! Very nice! It is all very lovely indeed!

  2. Lois D
    Lois D says:

    Lovely pick accompanied by such a poignant poem. One of my all time favorite poems, too, My Dad knows it by heart (or did, in is better days).
    I once posted the entire poem for a beaded embroidery design made my LB member Miranda, who made a gorgeous piece she titled, Poppy Field.

  3. Lois D
    Lois D says:

    My apologies; the member’s name is Miannda, not Miranda :)
    Dill, I hope you make something out of these lovely components you chose for your FP!

  4. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Wonderful colors, I love the deep rich reds in this! A beautiful pick for a beautiful poem! I too can’t quite make out the design in the poppy pendant.

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