Happy Veterans Day! Fine Art Saturday November 11, 2017 Poppy Field Near Argenteuil Claude Monet (1840-1926) French Read more HERE Field with Poppies Van Gogh Wheat Field with Poppies Van Gogh (1853-1890) Dutch Read More HERE SaveSave SaveSave Related 19 responses to “Happy Veterans Day! Fine Art Saturday” I love these paintings. Thanks for posting. Love Monet. Have that one hanging on my wall. Thanks for showing the Van Gogh version. Just like quilts no two alike. poet John McCrae #173 on top 500 poets Poet’s PagePoemsQuotesCommentsStatsE-BooksBiographyShare on FacebookShare on Twitter Poems by John McCrae : 7 / 29 « prev. poem next poem » In Flanders Field – Poem by John McCrae Autoplay next video 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. John McCrae I hope this is not to long. Remember this poem so well. We memorized it in grade school in preparation for Remembrance Day Brenda, I remember having to memorize this poem when I was in grade school. I have always loved it and I am always moved by it. When I was little, my Dad would buy a paper poppy for me as a symbol of remembrance, and I would wear it on my jacket. This poem will never be too long. Thanks for posting it. If you hadn’t posted it, I would have. ❤️ I am old enough to really remember the Flanders Field and the rows of crosses, imprinted in my memory bank. Then there were also the old ladies who sold poppies every memorial day on the streets of my hometown. Do they still sell poppies today? Hi, in 1914, I made a hommage quilt for the “poilu”, you can read this story on my blog, here : http://minipatch.canalblog.com/archives/2017/04/07/35141858.html je voulais dire 2014 !!! 🙂 Brigitte, your quilt is a beautiful work of art and a loving tribute. I wish I could have read your blog, but I don’t speak or read French. However, I loved seeing the photos, and your quilt speaks a universal language. Superbe! Magnifique! Merci de partager votre œuvre d’art. (thank you for sharing your work of art) Poppies are sold in Canada leading up to Remembrance Day. I do know you can buy them as seeds, I hope to put some out this spring if mine make it through the winter. I love Monet! Thanks for sharing! My dream project is to recreate a Monet or Renoir as a fabric collage! It is doable. Thanks for sharing this beauty Thanks, so important to remember not to just have another holiday. Hadn’t read the Flanders fields poem in a long time. Thanks,too, for the shared French quilt and the other photos she had. “Coquelicot”, such a pretty name for a poppy. I love Van Gogh. I have a copy of one of his painting hanging in our bedroom. Thank you for the beautiful photos. In 2015 I was in France on a tour which included a full day guided visit to the D -Day Beaches in Normandy. Last year I was in Belgium and my tour included WW 1 sites, including Flanders Fields. All I could think of was the thousands of mothers who had lost their sons. It was heartwrenching to think we’ve learned nothing from the horrors of those two wars. Our current leaders in the US pay lip service to our veterans, but so few of them have served in the military and have no clue about what a sacrifice that involves, nor do they adequately provide for veterans’ needs. Comments are closed.