Tag: poppies

Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red

To mark the 100-year anniversary of the beginning of WWI, English artists Paul Cummins and Tom Piper created a public art installation, entitled Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red in July of 2014. The installation featured 888,246 ceramic poppies, which were installed in the moat area of the Tower of London in England. The…

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…

What’s With All the Poppies?!

When you think of WWI memorials, one of the first images that comes to mind is the ubiquitous red poppy flower. How did a flower come to represent one of the bloodiest wars in history? The poppy as a symbol of The Great War has a bit of a complicated start. The common poppy flower…