flanders fields salute


Distillation: “distill” long poem (In Flanders Field by John McCrae) into haiku

remember blood debts

white crosses stand,  red poppies

bloom in Flanders fields.



red poppy is the symbol of freedom

red poppy is also known as field poppy

red poppy is a celebration of battlefield heroics

red poppy is most recognizable symbol for disabled veterans of many countries

red poppy is a symbol that brings home the catastrophe of war

red poppy is not to glorify war

red poppy is inherently a symbol of peace.



photo credit: flowerpicturegallery.com




4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Chèvrefeuille
    May 18, 2014 @ 21:44:45

    What a beautiful distillation Lynn … and all those meanings of red poppies … thank you for bringing a little bit of peace into the world …


  2. lynndiane
    Nov 15, 2013 @ 02:50:50

    thanks for reading…and wondering with me


  3. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Nov 14, 2013 @ 21:57:37

    Wonder upon wonders.. where poppies flew,,


  4. aprille
    Nov 12, 2013 @ 21:17:45

    The seeds can lay dormant for a thousand years, and then be brought to life when the earth is disturbed. Makes you wonder what people would make of this a millenium from now.
    Will they understand the stupidity of the 20th century?


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