John McCrae

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Lieutenant Colonel John Alexander McCrae was a Canadian poet, physician, author, artist and soldier during World War I and a surgeon during the Second Battle of Ypres, in Belgium.

He is best known for writing the famous war memorial poem "In Flanders Fields".


McCrae was born in McCrae House in Guelph, Ontario to Lieutena ...
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In Flanders Field
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
The Hope Of My Heart
"Delicta juventutis et ignorantius ejus, quoesumus ne memineris, Domine."

I saw a city filled with lust and shame,
Where men, like wolves, slunk through the grim half-light;
And sudden, in the midst of it, there came
One who spoke boldly for the cause of Right.
The Anxious Dead
O guns, fall silent till the dead men hear
Above their heads the legions pressing on:
(These fought their fight in time of bitter fear,
And died not knowing how the day had gone.)
A Song Of Comfort
"Sleep, weary ones, while ye may --
Sleep, oh, sleep!"
Eugene Field.



Dolly 11 November 2020
learned this poem in grammar school.... haunting.... never forgot it.
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jo mama 10 November 2020
he was a rlly gud person
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John mccrae 11 December 2019
is this this is just dumb and so its all the comments
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Hubbahabb 18 November 2019
U guys make ridiculously stupid comments. Look on YouTube to get your head around making at least ok comments.
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John Mccrae 17 November 2019
pretty good isnt it..............
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Georgia 23 October 2019
What Genre poem is it?
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Ellie Billiesh 01 May 2019
All good girls go to
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UwU [3 30 January 2019
nope nooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
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dhejuo 07 November 2018
where did he write is first poems
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John McCrae 29 October 2018
1.Why did john McCrae wright this poem? 2.What is the poem trying to say?
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Alexis Helmer 08 October 2018
I'm back from the dead, you never asked for consent to write a poem about me: (
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Duffus 04 January 2018
Learning about him at the mo
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Denise Remillard 12 November 2017
One of the greatest Canadian. It makes me proud to be Canadian thanks rob him.
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Breggles Schanuzer 29 January 2014
i learnt this poem in school after we learned about WWI
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Borgjie Distura 08 November 2011
It touched my heart I love it.Once I heard this poem I almost cried its so good. He's a ARTIST
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