Tower of London poppy designer shares feelings

A wonderful tribute for Remembrance Day!

First World War Centenary, 1914-1918

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Designer Tom Piper, who laid out the Tower of London poppy memorial, has spoken of his surprise and emotion at the public’s response to the artwork.

Emotional moment

He said: ‘It was a wonderful thing to see it finished. I found it very moving. To think one poppy is one life and to see the sheer numbers that are there is still emotionally draining.

‘It’s rather amazing and humbling that it has been taken to heart by the public. It’s allowed people to personally connect with Remembrance Day and the scale of the losses has been brought to people’s attention.’

Thousands of volunteers will now remove the 888,246 poppies, created by ceramic artist Paul Cummins and arranged by Piper in the Tower of London’s moat.

Poppies tour the UK

Two elements of the memorial – theWeeping Window cascade of poppies from a window and a group entitled the Wave

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Kookaburra sweet, you neither chirp nor tweet. Your laughter is much like mine, my cackle is much like thine. We are two sister souls, one clad in feathers, the other in clothes. ~ Irina ~ I’m a budding blogger. Poetry and photography are my newest passions, living in perfect harmony inspiring each other. I like both free verse and form poetry and am quite proud to let you know that I am the creator of a new form named ‘tercetonine’. Blog Name: Irina's Poetry Corner Blog URL: http://irinadim.com
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6 Responses to Tower of London poppy designer shares feelings

  1. May they all rest in peace. May our new kids going to Iraq be protected and know that the American people support them. Hugs, Barbara

  2. A powerful share, Irina. Lest we forget. xx

  3. jmsabbagh says:

    Heartfelt post..Thank you for sharing.Warm regards.

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