poppies dance – danse des coquelicots

coquelicots

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peaceful twilight –
shaking off the dust of fields
poppies dance

crépuscule paisible –
secouant la poussière des champs
danse des coquelicots

Nicole Pottier

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Carpe Diem : nightflower

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5 réflexions sur “poppies dance – danse des coquelicots

    • TRANSLITERRA 4 mars 2017 / 12 h 08 min

      Thank you, Kristjaan ! I « re-discovered » the word « poppies » when I was in Belgium, for a commemoration of WWI in Ypres (Ieper), where the great grand father of my husband died. Remembering the song : “In Flanders Fields”, by John McCrae, May 1915, I created this haiku thinking of peace and a better understanding of each other, also full of hope for the future for our children. Poppies are flowers from the childhood.

      Here are some stanzas of the song :

      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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      • Chèvrefeuille 7 mars 2017 / 15 h 59 min

        Thank you for this beautiful insight. I know this poem in fact I have used it at cdhk in one of the cd distillation episodes.

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