John McCrae

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

Quotations

  • ''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.''
    John McCrae (1872-1918), Canadian soldier. In Flanders Fields (l. 6-9). . . New Oxford Book of Canadian Verse in English, The. Margaret Atwood, comp. (1982) Oxford University Press.
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  • ''In Flanders fields the poppies blow
    Between the crosses, row on row,''
    John McCrae (1872-1918), Canadian soldier. In Flanders Fields (l. 1-2). . . New Oxford Book of Canadian Verse in English, The. Margaret Atwood, comp. (1982) Oxford University Press.
  • ''If ye break faith with us who die
    We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
    In Flanders fields.''
    John McCrae (1872-1918), Canadian soldier. In Flanders Fields (l. 13-15). . . New Oxford Book of Canadian Verse in English, The. Margaret Atwood, comp. (1982) Oxford University Press.

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The Hope Of My Heart

"Delicta juventutis et ignorantius ejus, quoesumus ne memineris, Domine."



I left, to earth, a little maiden fair,
With locks of gold, and eyes that shamed the light;
I prayed that God might have her in His care
And sight.

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