segunda-feira, 11 de novembro de 2013

A propósito do Dia do Armistício: Nos campos da Flandres...

Aqui se reproduz o poema "In Flanders fields", do canadiano John McCrae (1872-1918), inicialmente intitulado "We shall not sleep", em memória de todos os que caíram na Primeira Grande Guerra:

In Flanders Fields

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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