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Mieke Sampers: In Flanders fields

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.


In Flanders Fields is een gedicht van de Canadese militaire arts en dichter John McCrae (30 november 1872 28 januari 1918). De definitieve versie schreef hij op 8 december 1915.
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Mieke Sampers

Expositie in Pulchri Studio, Den Haag tot 04.02.07











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