The Poppies Blow


Madame E Guerin used the symbol of the poppy during the First World War to raise funds for widows, orphans and veterans.  Poet Lt Col John McCrea wrote about the poppy in his war poem ‘In Flanders Fields’.  A poem that refers to life and death, and war and duty during the First World War while exploring the realities of death in war and the natural rebirth of the poppy. Today the poppy represents remembrance.

This colourful image shows the field in between Thiepval Wood and the Ulster Tower full of poppies. The poppies start to flower around May and can last until October.