In Flanders Fields, Where Poppies Grow

Denzil from Discovering Belgium, has written a beautiful history on why the Poppies suddenly started blooming on Flanders Field during the 1st World War.  Prior to the war, the soil was too thin to support poppies.  What was the secret?  Read the blog post to find out.

10 thoughts on “In Flanders Fields, Where Poppies Grow”

  1. I cry every time I read that poem. To all the men and women in the armed forces who have served our country through too many wars, and not enough peace, you are remembered. Thank you for your service.

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    1. JeanMarie, it is a very moving poem. I’m grateful to Denzil for writing this post and providing us with its history. I had never seen the first poem by the British soldier.


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