Google+ House Revivals: Burnt Edge Poppy for Memorial Day

Friday, May 27, 2011

Burnt Edge Poppy for Memorial Day

In honor of our brave lost, I am reposting this sentiment and a link to a remembrance poppy tutorial.

A Poppy for Remembrance

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.

This poppy was made from a recycled blouse.  For the complete tutorial on making this burned edge poppy, click here.

Have a lovely long weekend, and please, don't forget to remember all the men and women who have sacrificed everything to preserve our way of life.


  1. There is no more beautiful poem than this, to help us to reflect on the cost of war. This is one that every Canadian school child learns by heart.

  2. Thanks for sharing the poem Amanda, and your poppy is lovely!

  3. My Grandfather served, in Ypres at the same time as the author of that poem ... LC (Dr.) John McCrae ... I often wonder if the author was the one who patched up my Grandfather when he was hit ... This poem never leaves me ...

  4. good post, amanda. nice tribute.

  5. Gorgeous lily and poem, Amanda. Thanks so much for visiting our new site over the weekend & leaving such nice comments ~ you're great :O)



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