spring of 1915, Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD took 20 minutes of his time
and wrote a poem reflecting his observations of World War I. Now, 92 years later,
Rover Dramawerks requests you to do the same: Take a few minutes and write a poem
that reflects your observations on war. If writing a poem is scary, try writing
a short paragraph. Or share something by another writer or artist that you feel
reflects your thoughts.
poem that Lt. Col. McCrae wrote is the now famous Canadian poem "In Flanders
Fields". The poem is written as from a newly killed soldier and asks us -
the living - to take up the fight for those who have fallen. Keeping in mind all
the wars since The Great War, how do we respond to this young soldier's request?
What have we learned? What would you want this young WWI soldier to know about
war in 2008? Has this young soldier died in vain? Have we properly thanked him?
Have we honored his sacrifice?
Dramawerks and the production of Mary's Wedding requests you ponder these questions
and take a few minutes like Lt. Col McCrae to respond to the young soldier "In
Flanders Fields". We will use ideas, thoughts and poems in our lobby display
to further comprehend the multiple perspectives of war. Please submit to
include proper attribution if available.