Monday, June 26, 2006
In Flanders Fields
Tuesday I'm off to Flanders Fields and will wander the old battlefields where the Kiwis fought during World War One.
I'm involved in a rather delicious project that comes together in time for the 90th commemorations of the Battle of Passendaele and Mesen next year.
We will be walking over a landscape that contains an unimaginable tonnage of unexploded shells ... oddly enough, I find this thought rather sobering.
A late summer might mean the Flanders Fields poppies are still out ...
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.