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- my grandmother's brother. RIP.

On 12 November 2012 16:15, David Boyd <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

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> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntt3wy-L8Ok
> (Can't help thinking, with unbridled contempt, about Larkin's line about
> 'that sinister wreath-rubbish in Whitehall).
> On 12 November 2012 03:16, P <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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>> Rembrance Day, the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh
>> month is taken very seriously in Canada which generally is not a big fan of
>> militarism. The signature piece of Rembrance Day is probably the most
>> famous of Canadian poems, "In Flander's Fields" byJohn McCrae. The second
>> verse reminds me of Eliot's "The Hollow Men":
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>> 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.
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