Remembrance Day Poems

Lots NEW! In Flanders Fields, For the Fallen and We Shall Keep the Faith are three poems traditionally associated with Remembrance Day. We've included extra poems written during or after the First World War - both well known and less known - with which to explore war poetry further. Read them online here or enjoy our printable versions, in colour or black and white.

Anthem For Doomed Youth

Anthem For Doomed Youth

Wilfred Owen is the best known of the First World War poets, and this poem - together with Dulce et Decorum est - are particularly well known.

They Shall Not Grow Old

For the Fallen

One verse of the poem "For the Fallen" by Laurence Binyon is now often used at Remembrance Day services. Read the whole poem here, online, or scroll down for a printable version of both the whole poem and of just the verse which begins "They shall not grow old"..

For the Fallen copywork

For the Fallen Copywork

Copy out this beloved verse of the haunting Remembrance Day poem, "For the Fallen", with the help of this copywork printable, complete with pretty poppy border.

In Flanders Fields

In Flanders Fields

The poem "In Flanders Fields" by Dr John McCrae, written in 1915, is the reason that we use poppies to remember those that have died in wars. Read below or scroll down for our printable version.

In Flanders Fields copywork

In Flanders Fields Copywork

Children can copy out the first stanze of the poem "In Flanders Field" with this pretty copywork printable, complete with poppy border, for Remembrance Day. Choose from colour or black and white versions.

Men Who March Away

Men Who March Away

Thomas Hardy wrote this poem at the outbreak of the First World War, in 1914. He was 74 years old so would not be experiencing the horrors of the war, which he felt was "just" and necessary.

The Lament Of The Demobilised

The Lament of the Demobilised

The author of The Lament Of The Demobilised, Vera Brittain, is best known for her memoirs, Testament of Youth. Vera worked as a nurse during World War I and the poem tells of her experiences when she came back.

The Soldier

The Soldier

Rupert Brooke's poem, The Soldier, was written at the beginning of the First World War, in 1914, and he died a year after writing it. Read it here or download a printable version, in colour or black and white, below.

There Will Come Soft Rains

There Will Come Soft Rains

This poem by the American poet Sara Teasdale was first published in 1918. It reminds us that the natural world carries on regardless of war - at the same time reassuring and rather chilling!

We Shall Keep the Faith

We Shall Keep the Faith

This poem was writted by Moina Mitchell in 1918 and inspired by "In Flanders Field" by Dr John McRae. Read it below or scroll down for our printable version.

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