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.

 

Googlism:  

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.

 

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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 …

    Reply

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

    thanks for reading…and wondering with me

    Reply

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

    Wonder upon wonders.. where poppies flew,,

    Reply

  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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