I prefer to call them ‘the sea of poppies,’ although ‘Blood Swept Lands of Seas of Red’ is the title of the ceramic art installation which have attracted curiousity of the locals (including yours truly) to the Tower of London.
It was quite a sight, if not mesmerising. Each ought to represent each fallen soldier in the First World War. 956, 703 deaths is still much more than 888,246 hand-made ceramic flowers nevertheless. And yet I could not help thinking of the men, particularly the likes of Private Peaceful and Mrs. Patmore’s nephew.
I hope Christie ‘up there’ know that the Tommies haven’t been forgotten.