"In Flanders Fields the poppies blow between the crosses row on row. . ." This poem was written during World War I by Lt. Colonel John McRae, a Canadian army doctor. He had just lost a good friend in battle, and as he looked out upon the little cemetery where his fallen comrades lay, he penned this classic poem. The poppy has long been a flower with a bad reputation because its seeds are made into heroin and in early cultures it represented death. Happily it has also became a symbol of the promise of resurrection after death. Poppies come in a variety of colors and poppy art is very popular. You'll find a wide selection of poppy posters here at barewalls.com.