Pay tasteful tribute to those lost at war when you wear these poppy earrings inspired by "In Flanders Fields" by the World War I poet Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae. The full text of the poem accompanies the earrings on a card in the jewelry box:
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.
We are the Dead.
Short days ago we lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
loved and were loved, and now we lie in Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw the torch;
be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die we shall not sleep,
though poppies grow in Flanders fields.
-Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, 1915
Honoring the centennial of America’s involvement in World War I, the New-York Historical Society exhibition World War I Beyond the Trenches explores how artists across generations, aesthetic sensibilities, and the political spectrum used their work to depict, memorialize, promote, or oppose the divisive conflict.
Solid brass, electro-plated with non-tarnishing silver finish, giclee print, ear wires are hypo-allergenic. Hangs approx. 1.5".