Brilliant red poppy ceramic flower, hand made in NZ, with a wire hook at the back for wall hanging. Comes in a kete to make a wonderful, meaningful gift.
Red poppies gain greater significance around Anzac Day in New Zealand and in many countries around the world, and are now the undisputed symbol of remembrance. It is perhaps John McRea's poem written on the battlefield of Ypres that best captures the poingnancy of this symbol.
"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 and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields."