In Flanders Fields

posted by Laura Anderson -

In Flanders Fields.....In the 6th grade, I fell in love with an old poetry book from the school library called "Silver Pennies".  My middle school also had the little book. Throughout those years, I continuously checked out "Silver Pennies" and carried it with me all the time and read the varied poems.  One that I fell in love with early on was this one, In Flanders Fields.  Of course, decades later, I now have a better understanding of the sacrifices this poem represents.  

If you've never read In Flanders Fields, I invite you to read it now.  One of the things I've loved about "Silver Pennies" is the intro written for each poem, which you see below.  

BTW, I finally got myself a copy of the book from an old Savannah bookshop.  It's the 1930 edition (see cover below), but the book was originally published in 1925.  

"Silver Pennies:  A Collection of Modern Poems for Boys and Girls" by Blanche Jennings Thompson


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