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Article: In Flanders Fields the Poppies Grow: "In Flander's Field"

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PAMSPACE
Temperanceville, VA
(Zone 7a)

May 27, 2008
2:14 PM

Post #5009637

Wonderful article. I grew up with a copy of this poem ( my grandfather served in what is now Flanders. I still have it, is an antique, I treasure it.) Thanks for remembering. Think I'll go home and plant some poppies! Pam
audjea
EDMONTON
Canada

November 16, 2009
7:49 PM

Post #7279718

AS KIDS GOING TO SCHOOL.WE LEARNED TO RECITE ~~~~IN FLANDERS FIELD~~~
AND BELIEVE ME IT WAS NOT,,,IN FLANDERS FIELD THE POPPIES ,,,BLOW...
IT IS GROW!!!!IF THERE IS NO BREEZE THE POPPIES ARE NOT GOING TO BLOW...BUT IN FLANDERS FIELD THE POPPIES
BennysPlace
Beverly Hills, CA

November 21, 2009
3:19 AM

Post #7294812

Hi Pam,

Thank you for your kind words and I am so happy it inspired you to plant some poppies. Sorry the response to your comment is so late in coming.

Hi audjea,

I found the words on the Wikipedia website and subsequently there are several sites which have the words to be exactly as I have presented. Here is one site which has a scan of what appears to be the original poem by John McCrae. http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/flanders.htm

It looks like the word is blow. I certainly did not mean to cause offense and I pray that you can look past the semantics of a version you remember and the overall message of peace, kindness and remembrance.

Blessings,
Ben
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 4b)

November 15, 2010
10:03 AM

Post #8212884

I looked at the original written by Lt. Colonel McRae and comparing the word in the first line to other words he used, both grow and flow, etc, there is no doubt that it is blow. Not meaning to perpetuate a disagreement (shades of 'yardeners') but McRae was pretty clear and consistent in his writing. Either way it is a great poem and really reflects his feelings at the time.
BennysPlace
Beverly Hills, CA

August 28, 2011
11:46 AM

Post #8781344

Hi mstella,

I am sorry I missed this comment. Thank you for adding this. I agree, either way it is a great poem.

Blessings to you,
Benny

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