John McCrae

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

In Flanders Field

Poem by John McCrae

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.

Form: Rondeau


Comments about In Flanders Field by John McCrae

  • Adeeb AlfatehAdeeb Alfateh (6/30/2019 12:43:00 AM)

    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.


    great write
    great 10+++++++++++++++++++++++(Report)Reply

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  • Castellenas JohnCastellenas John (3/19/2019 6:45:00 PM)

    A poet of legend. Few poems can touch the heart like this one.(Report)Reply

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  • Karen Wesley (11/10/2018 5:24:00 PM)

    A very moving representation on how Lt. Colonel John McCrae who not only fought in The Great War but was also a poet, physician, author, artist and a soldier. Canadians will never forget the valour you had and the poem, In Flanders Fields. I had to memorise this poem back in 1968 in grade five. I still remember this poem to this day. Lest We Forget.(Report)Reply

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  • Dana alexa (7/29/2018 1:22:00 AM)

    This is a great moving poem(Report)Reply

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  • Faith thomas (6/3/2018 9:45:00 PM)

    Thankfully for ally do thank you o much ok ok ok 👍 great jobs(Report)Reply

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  • Eddie (3/24/2018 3:21:00 PM)

    Very moving poem(Report)Reply

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  • _____ (12/11/2017 11:10:00 AM)

    I found this poem to be very moving, most poems settle for ok but John Mcrae is not one of them(Report)Reply

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  • apples (12/11/2017 11:08:00 AM)

    is john mcdonalds dead?(Report)Reply

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  • June Greatorex (11/13/2017 4:49:00 AM)

    Very moving and sad lest we forget.
    Must try and keep peace don't want to go there ever again.(Report)Reply

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  • gary anderson (11/12/2017 3:58:00 PM)

    beautifully written with an economy of words.
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  • Lorna peterson (11/11/2017 11:18:00 PM)

    Very true my grannies brther died there(Report)Reply

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  • 11? /, , , , , , , ................... (11/8/2017 2:48:00 PM)

    so sad they did not live hope the children's parents don't die. : ((Report)Reply

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  • Michael Scuffil (4/26/2017 8:15:00 AM)

    This poem sounds beautiful, but is in fact very unpleasant. It says we have to go on fighting because some people have died and we would be betraying them if we didn't. That would be childish if war were not so serious. But as it is, it is simply a recipe for more death and destruction.(Report)Reply

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  • Alisha CastleAlisha Castle (3/23/2016 12:57:00 AM)

    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..................Beautiful lines(Report)Reply

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  • Aaron Briggs (3/16/2016 2:58:00 PM)

    this peoms very good(Report)Reply

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  • Michael RylandMichael Ryland (12/28/2015 1:19:00 AM)

    The most profound anti-war poem I have ever read.(Report)Reply

    Karen Wesley.(11/10/2018 5:41:00 PM)

    Anti-War? Lt. John McCrae fought in The Great War and wrote the representation while serving in Germany and later died of pneumonia near the end of the war in Boulogne-sur-Mer, France. He was credited for writing, In Flanders Field A poem that should be taught in all schools and memorised so children will understand what it truly means about the freedom that we have today. Lest We Forget.

    Michael Scuffil(4/26/2017 8:11:00 AM)

    Anti-war? ? !

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  • A Person (7/21/2015 9:03:00 PM)

    He is so ugly Hello Kitty said goodbye to him.(Report)Reply

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  • A Person (7/21/2015 8:54:00 PM)

    connor lovett has to be the shittest person ever, personally I'd prefer to have aids then spend a second with him(Report)Reply

    A Person(7/21/2015 9:00:00 PM)

    He's so ugly Hello Kitty said goodbye to him.

    A Person(7/21/2015 9:00:00 PM)

    It looks like Connors face caught on fire and someone tried to put it out with a fork.

    A Person(7/21/2015 8:59:00 PM)

    Connor will never be the man his mother is! ! !

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  • Colin Cedar BellColin Cedar Bell (5/20/2015 9:37:00 AM)

    Beautiful writing. Though the irony is that soldiers die thinking they are fighting for freedom when more often than not wars are fought for greed and pride. The real war we should fight is against prejudice, against injustice and against those who for their greed are willing to sacrifice people without number. After winning that war maybe all the others could stop..(Report)Reply

    John Gregory Desjardins(11/11/2017 3:02:00 PM)

    When a greedy country attacks a peace loving country because they want what they have, does the peace loving country just lie down so the greedy one can run over it?

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  • Sheena Mcmillan (1/8/2015 1:36:00 AM)

    R I P 4 Eva So beautiful may we remember them(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003