In Flanders Fields

In Flanders Fields

Red poppies are in full bloom in the fields of Flanders. It is quite a sight to see them mixed in with the wheat, seas of red green. by John McCrae, May 1915 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…

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Rijsel

Rijsel

Rijsel is the Flemish name for the northern French city of Lille. Risjel is located in Flanders. Flanders is a region that includes France, Belgium and Netherlands. Below is a map of Flanders with all city names in Flemish.