Posted by: Jason | November 6, 2011

It’s November and Remembrance Day is Soon

Some of you may have noticed me wearing a small red flower this week. There is a reason for this. It’s called Remembrance Day, which is November 11. In honor of those who fought in wars, we wear a poppy flower. A very famous poem was written by a Canadian to commemorate the day. It’s called In Flanders Fields:

In Flanders Fields

by John McCrae, May 1915

In Flanders Fields(フランダースの野に)

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
フランダースの野にケシの花がそよぐ
Between the crosses, row on row,
幾重にも並ぶ十字架の間に
That mark our place; and in the sky
僕たちの場所と印された地に
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
ひばりは今も勇敢に飛んで歌う
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
砲音の響く中その声はかき消されても

We are the Dead. Short days ago
僕らは死者、この前まで生きていた
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
曙を感じ、夕日が輝くのを見ていた
Loved, and were loved, and now we lie
愛し、そして愛された。だが今はここに眠る
In Flanders fields.
フランダースの野に

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
僕らの戦いを続けてくれ
To you from failing hands we throw
倒れながら君たちに投げ渡す
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
たいまつを君たちの手で高く掲げよ
If ye break faith with us who die
死んだ僕らの信念を裏切るなら、僕らは眠れない
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
どんなにケシの花が咲き乱れても
In Flanders fields.
フランダースの野に

Lest We Forget.

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