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Monday, 11 November 2013

On the 11th hour,of the 11th day......

Good morning all.

This card uses Indigo Blu stamps to create the perfect platform for today's rememberance.

 Next year will mark 100 years from the start of WW I and there is a campaign to plant red poppies acroos the country - in gardens, in cities in our countryside. I will be joining in as I love poppies anyway but the impact if we all take part will be phenomenal.

I hope you will consider joining in too and sewing a few seeds.......

Until then We Will Remember Them as always

For the Fallen

With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children,
England mourns for her dead across the sea.
Flesh of her flesh they were, spirit of spirit,
Fallen in the cause of the free.

Solemn the drums thrill: Death august and royal
Sings sorrow up into immortal spheres.
There is music in the midst of desolation
And a glory that shines upon our tears.

They went with songs to the battle, they were young,
Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted,
They fell with their faces to the foe.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

They mingle not with laughing comrades again;
They sit no more at familiar tables of home;
They have no lot in our labour of the day-time;
They sleep beyond England's foam.

But where our desires are and our hopes profound,
Felt as a well-spring that is hidden from sight,
To the innermost heart of their own land they are known
As the stars are known to the Night;

As the stars that shall be bright when we are dust,
Moving in marches upon the heavenly plain,
As the stars that are starry in the time of our darkness,
To the end, to the end, they remain.

Laurence Binyon, 1914



  1. Absolutely beautiful card Rae and such a moving and thought provoking post, thank you for sharing, hugs xx

  2. What a moving poem, thanks Rae

  3. This is another stunning piece and have shared again

  4. This is fabulous Rae, a very poignant poem and we will remember those who gave their lives for us.

    Linda xxx

  5. A very thoughtful post, Beautiful artwork xx