In Flanders Fields

Original Text: 
Lieut.-Col. John McCrae, M.D., In Flanders Fields and Other Poems, With An Essay in Character By Sir Andrew Macphail (Toronto: William Briggs; New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1919): 3. PS 8474 C715 1919 Robarts Library
1In Flanders fields the poppies blow
2Between the crosses, row on row,
3    That mark our place; and in the sky
4    The larks, still bravely singing, fly
5Scarce heard amid the guns below.
6We are the Dead. Short days ago
7We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
8    Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
9        In Flanders fields.
10Take up our quarrel with the foe:
11To you from failing hands we throw
12    The torch; be yours to hold it high.
13    If ye break faith with us who die
14We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
15        In Flanders fields.
Publication Start Year: 
1915
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
RPO Edition: 
RPO 1996-2000.