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- When Poppies was written, British soldiers were still dying in wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. As a way of trying to understand the suffering that deaths caused, the poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy asked a number of writers to compose poems, including Jane Weir
- Jane Weir is a contemporary poet; she was born in Italy in 1963, and grew up in Italy and Manchester.
- Sunday closest to armistice day (11 November), the anniversary of the truce that ended the first world war.
- "turned into felt"- Weir is also a textile artist and this is reflected in her chosen imagery
- The poem ‘Poppies’ is set in the present day but reaches right back to the beginning of the Poppy Day tradition. Armistice Sunday began as a way of marking the end of the First World War in 1918. It was set up so people could remember the hundreds and thousands of ordinary men who had been killed in the First World War. Today, the event is used to remember soldiers of all wars who have died since then.