Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, WHERE HEROES SLEEP, by L. ELEANOR VOSWINKEL

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WHERE HEROES SLEEP, by                    
First Line: In picardy the shadows creep
Last Line: In picardy.
Subject(s): Death; Heroism; Shadows; Dead, The; Heroes; Heroines

In Picardy the shadows creep
Across the fields where heroes sleep;
And poppies flaunt their gay attire
As crimson as the flaming fire,
Or heroes' blood whose watch they keep.

All still they lie in that last sleep:
Soft through the trees the light winds sweep
With gentle touch each breathing lyre,
In Picardy.

Her loving watch the moon will keep,
On that vast field where heroes sleep;
No pomp nor fame did they desire,
Ah, no, their hope was greater, higher,
For freedom's cause they held life cheap,
In Picardy.

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