Summer Creative

Lest we forget

A few of the Summer Team were lucky enough to be involved in planting some of the 888,246 ceramic poppies around the Tower of London in memory of the soldiers lost in the First World War. A very moving and humbling experience.

In Flanders Fields
Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, 3rd May 1915

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.