soaring be this quest of soul
journey of spirit.
Rose Marie Raccioppi
Orangetown, New York
Vista of My Mind, Image, Rose Marie Raccioppi, 2011.
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In Flanders Fields
by John McCrae, May 1915
Inspiration for the poem — In Flanders Fields
During the Second Battle of Ypres a Canadian artillery officer, Lieutenant Alexis Helmer, was killed on 2 May, 1915 by an exploding shell. He was a friend of the Canadian military doctor Major John McCrae.