Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Challenge #47/"Lest We Forget"

This weeks challenge from Laura Harms, which you can read about here, is to simply remember.  In Canada, where she is from they celebrate Remembrance Day on Nov 11, just as we in the USA celebrate Veteran's Day.  The cadets hand out lapel poppies for donation. The idea of the lapel poppy is pretty neat - based on the Poem "In Flanders Field" written by Canadian Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae

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.

What a beautiful and very touching poem!  It is important to have days where we honor those who are no longer physically with us.  Especially those veterans who have fought with the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms.  I've lost a lot of very special people in my life, as I am sure that many of you have, and their memories are very dear to my heart. 


  1. What a lovely tile! The added color is very nice!

  2. Hi Sue, I have just been scrolling down your pages of beautiful Zentangles. It is taking me a while to catch up with the challenges I've missed. I always enjoy seeing your lovely creations.

  3. Beautiful, using mooka as the stems was very clever.