Chip Ahoy said...I don't get that sense at all. Not from this poem.
The dead are saying pick up our dispute we died for and continue because even though flowers grow here, if you don't, we won't rest and that means we'll haunt you.*
It's a very good poem. Gave me the shivers.
It is stunning in concept and well done. Bravo!
*The WW I dead haunted me and still do, which explains my ongoing fascination. Remember to remember.
[Added: There is a 1916 version of MOAB beginning around the 18 min mark]