Leonard Cohen: In Flanders Fields
Quiz by Sharon Michiko Yoneda
Canadian surgeon, Dr. John McCrae, writer of 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."
"We will remember them."
recited by Leonard Cohen
poem written by: Canadian field surgeon Dr. John McCrae
Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (November 30, 1872-January 28, 1918) was a Canadian poet, physician, author, artist and soldier during World War I, and a surgeon during the Second Battle of Ypres, in Belgium. He is best known for writing the famous war memorial poem "In Flanders Fields". McCrae died of pneumonia near the end of the war