In Flanders Fields 
By: Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918) 

 

Canadian Army

 

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.