Remembrance

From my collection of Pitcairn Island one of my favourite remembrance miniature sheets
issued for WWI commemoration. 

Poppies

No great triumphal march
    For lads like you;
No pasteboard victory arch,
    No grand review.
In working raiment brown
    You gave your best;
Then laid you weary down,
    And took your rest.

But the great kindly earth,
    That hid your face,
Gave all your triumph birth
    Beside your resting-place.
The poppy armies blaze
    Red in the holy loam,
And the lark's music plays
    The victors home.
J. B. Salmond

from The Old Stalker and Other Verses (Edinburgh: The Moray Press, 1936)

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