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Why I’ll be choosing poems instead of poppies this Armistice Day | Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett9 Nov 4:00am

Why I’ll be choosing poems instead of poppies this Armistice Day | Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett

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In this time of nationalism and bombast, the works of the war poets cut through – and remind us of our shared humanity There is so much fixation on the poppy as a symbol of remembrance these days that it seems almost forgotten that there can be other ways to pay tribute to those lost in war. A red poppy – which can now be obtained in various sizes and at various levels of bling – is an outward display, a signal to others that you care in the correct fashion. Over the past few years, what was once a humble paper token has become, for some people at least, a way of sniffing out patriot from traitor. Satirical Twitter account
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