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(HH Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda)

Menorise; Saturday Sayings

FOR THE FALLEN
Robert Laurence Binyon (1869-1943)
[for the full poem click here]

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

As the stars that shall be bright when we are dust,
Moving in marches upon the heavenly plain,
As the stars that are starry in the time of our darkness,
To the end, to the end, they remain.

9 comments:

  1. Thank you YAM-Aunty this is beautiful...and so very appropriate.
    Hugs HiC

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  2. A beautiful tribute to those who gave ALL. The grandbipeds had a beautiful Mass and program to honor all the veterans in the students' lives, both those now gone and those still with us. Mom said it was very touching.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

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  3. Very poignant and splendid poppies of remembrance.

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  4. Have a bless Veteren day for all and mostly those who gave

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  5. Lovely! I go to the memorials every year.
    Thanks for a great post
    Love Barb

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  6. This is a moving poem. Here, in Canada, In Flander's Field is the one our kidlets recite.

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  7. Wasn't this the one recited during the Remembrance service last night? It is certainly moving and fits very well.

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    1. Hari OM
      ...at remembrance services everywhere. It is a bit like the Invictus poem. Not heard of by many for ever and ever, than suddenly so ubiquitous as to be almost - I say almost - nauseating. Quoted in their correct place, however, they are every bit as effective as they ought to be... YAM xx

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