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Remembrance Day Poppy

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Remembrance Day Poppy

Is this an icon?


Remembrance Day Poppy

If I should die, think only this of me:
That there's some corner of a foreign field
That is for ever England. There shall be
In that rich earth a richer dust concealed;
A dust whom England bore, shaped, made aware,
Gave, once, her flowers to love, her ways to roam,
A body of England's, breathing English air,
Washed by the rivers, blest by suns of home.

And think, this heart, all evil shed away,
A pulse in the eternal mind, no less
Gives somewhere back the thoughts by England given;
Her sights and sounds; dreams happy as her day;
And laughter, learnt of friends; and gentleness,
In hearts at peace, under an English heaven.

Rupert Brooke -  First World War Poet
From 'The Soldier'


Your comments

In remembrance of all those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. To show they are not forgotten by the rest of us.

Mary-Ellen Branch

the poppy is surely an icon and i honour the fallen men as selfless and courageous. too bad they died a futile death in civilizations orgy of self destruction.Few of these fine men left children and the result can be seen today.
dave erickson

Well said James. Most of these nominations are 'quintissentially English' but lets not start claiming all of Britain as being English - and lets not forget that the other UK nations lost proportionally more men in the two WWs than England.

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I nominate the red pillar box.

Donna Spencer