Now the leaves have fallen.
They lie scattered on the lawn
like dead soldiers on the battlefield.



Rememberance poppyDead and dying
like fallen soldiers;
leaves on the grass.

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This one for ‘Remembrance Day’ today – although all the services and ceremonies took place over the weekend. Britain adopted the poppy as a symbol of remembrance for all those killed in war after WWI, when poppies were the first flowers to bloom in the killing fields of France.


Bright red poppies like soldiers
line up in front of the blue brick wall
of the road bridge over the railway;
this weekend even nature
pays homage to the Queen.

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