Sunday, May 25, 2008

Large Impressionist Landscape with Poppies Flanders Field

Large Impressionist Landscape with Poppies Flanders Field, painting by Jan Blencowe

About This Painting:
Happy Memorial Day USA!
Freedom isn't Free, remember
All gave some, and some gave ALL.

Media: acrylic
Size: 30 in X 30 in (76.2 cm X 76.2 cm)

In Flanders Fields


Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918) Canadian Army

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.

How to Purchase: This painting is part of my private collection, however I will accept a commission for a similar painting in the size of your choice.
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1 comment:

Ron Ames said...

I learned the poem Flanders Fields when I was about ten to recite i place of a lady who had done it for years in a county church on our farm. I was surprised a few years ago that I still remembered almost all of it. It didn't mean much then.

My father nearly died of, what they misnamed, the Spanish flu, at Camp Funston, Ft Riley, where it started, Having now traveled in Europe and traced ancestors to Alsace, I have a better appreciation of the sentiments.