The Great War Produced Some Great Poetry

Aaron Schnoor
4 min readMay 4, 2019

Do you remember that stirring poem about poppies, taught to millions of Americans in elementary school? Years later, the second stanza still rings in my ear: “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.”

“In Flanders Fields,” by Canadian soldier John McCrae, has survived time’s pull. A hundred years after…

Aaron Schnoor

Wealth Management Professional, Occasional Writer