Here is a sampling of poems written in response to McCrae's "Flanders Fields." We can obviously gauge the popularity of the poem by the number of readers sufficiently touched by it to write poetry responding to it. But we can perhaps also think about the kinds of emotions the poem evokes. Some of these poems are rather mindlessly patriotic and say, in effect, your sacrifice was not in vain. But several of them-- the poems by the two women-- touch on themes much more personal, dealing with the loss of love and the men who will never realize their potential and who leave the rest of us with an uneasy sense of an unpayable debt.
"Your King and Country"