John McCrae

(30 November 1872 – 28 January 1918 / Guelph, Ontario)

Quotations

  • ''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.''
    John McCrae (1872-1918), Canadian soldier. In Flanders Fields (l. 6-9). . . New Oxford Book of Canadian Verse in English, The. Margaret Atwood, comp. (1982) Oxford University Press.
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  • ''In Flanders fields the poppies blow
    Between the crosses, row on row,''
    John McCrae (1872-1918), Canadian soldier. In Flanders Fields (l. 1-2). . . New Oxford Book of Canadian Verse in English, The. Margaret Atwood, comp. (1982) Oxford University Press.
  • ''If ye break faith with us who die
    We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
    In Flanders fields.''
    John McCrae (1872-1918), Canadian soldier. In Flanders Fields (l. 13-15). . . New Oxford Book of Canadian Verse in English, The. Margaret Atwood, comp. (1982) Oxford University Press.

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Slumber Songs

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Sleep, little eyes
That brim with childish tears amid thy play,
Be comforted! No grief of night can weigh
Against the joys that throng thy coming day.

Sleep, little heart!
There is no place in Slumberland for tears:

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