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A BURIAL-PLACE, by WILLIAM ALLINGHAM    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Where those green mounds o'erlook the mingling erne
Last Line: What happy soul might choose that thought to be.
Alternate Author Name(s): Pollex, D.; Walker, Patricius
Variant Title(s): Under The Grass
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Erne (River), Ireland; Graveyards


A CEMETERY, by EMILY DICKINSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: This quiet dust was gentlemen and ladies
Last Line: Then ceased like these.
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Graveyards


A GENTLEMAN'S EPITAPH ON HIMSELF AND A LADY, WHO WERE BURIED TOGETHER, by THOMAS HARDY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I dwelt in the shade of a city
Last Line: Companion to me!
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Graveyards


A GERMANTOWN GRAVEYARD, by ARTHUR PETERSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The brightness of the golden-rod
Last Line: And fell his pious tears.
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Graveyards


A GRACE, by ANNA BUNSTON DE BARY    Poem Text            
First Line: For all the beryl, pearl and chrysoprase
Last Line: Gloria tibi domine!
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Death; Graves; Stones; Graveyards; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones; Granite; Rocks


A GRAVEYARD, by SILAS WEIR MITCHELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As beats the unrestful sea some ice-clad isle
Last Line: The great voiced city's roar of fretful life.
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Sea; Graveyards; Ocean


A HYMN OF SLEEP, by CHARLES WHITWORTH WYNNE    Poem Text            
First Line: Another day is dying
Last Line: And are asleep on jesu's breast.
Alternate Author Name(s): Cayzer, Charles
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Death - Children; Graves; Religion; Graveyards; Death - Babies; Tombs; Tombstones; Theology


A MOUNTAINGRAVEYARD, by EFFIE WALLER SMITH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What a sleeping-place is here!
Last Line: This still-shadowed burial ground.
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Death; Love; Mountains; Graveyards; Dead, The; Hills; Downs (Great Britain)


A POEM: DEDICATION OF THE PITTSFIELD CEMETARY, by OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Angel of death! Extend thy silent reign!
Last Line: And a new morning brings eternal day!
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Graveyards


A STONE IN ST. PAUL'S GRAVEYARD (NEW YORK), by CHRISTOPHER DARLINGTON MORLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Here, where enormous shadows creep
Last Line: He was john jones, son of john jones.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hall, Galway
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Death - Children; St. Paul's Catherdral (New York City); Graveyards; Death - Babies


A WAY-SIDE GRAVE, by MARGARET ELIZABETH MUNSON SANGSTER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Our upland journey wound its way
Last Line: Was golden glimmering with may.
Alternate Author Name(s): Van Deth, Gerrit, Mrs.
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Crosses; Death; Graves; Graveyards; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


ALBERTINE ASKS FOR A POEM, by JAMES MONAHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I dig good graves. No other spade
Last Line: Graves I may dig, but not this one.
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Death; Flowers; Graves; Memory; Graveyards; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


ALL SOULS DAY, by FERDINAND VON SAAR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Wild and wan, and chill
Last Line: Anticipates his own.
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Death; Flowers; Graves; Soul; Graveyards; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


AN ARUNDEL TOMB, by PHILIP LARKIN    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: Side by side, their faces blurred
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Love; Mourning; Graveyards; Bereavement


AN INCIDENT AT PISA, by RICHARD MONCKTON MILNES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: From the common burial-ground
Last Line: In this angel-planted earth?
Alternate Author Name(s): Houghton, 1st Baron; Houghton, Lord
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Pisa, Italy; Graveyards


AN OLD BURYING GROUND, by ELFRIDA DE RENNE BARROW    Poem Text            
First Line: Dust/ drifting hillward
Last Line: Dust.
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Dust; Graveyards


AT HAWTHORNE'S GRAVE, by CHARLOTTE FISKE BATES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Can any famous marble whose broad shaft
Last Line: Divulging, with her blossoms, who lies there.
Alternate Author Name(s): Roge, Mme.
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Concord, Massachusetts; Hawthorne, Nathaniel (1804-1864); Graveyards


AT MAGNOLIA CEMETERY, by HENRY TIMROD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sleep sweetly in your humble graves
Last Line: By mourning beauty crowned!
Variant Title(s): Ode Sung On The Occasion Of Decorating The Graves - Charleston;decoration Day At Charleston;magnolia Cemetery Ode;ode For Decoration Day;hymn For Memorial Day;ode On Decorating The Graves;magnolia Cemetery;lines;ode At Magnolia Cemetery;ode Sung At Magnolia Cemetery
Subject(s): American Civil War; Cemeteries; Charleston, South Carolina; Confederate States Of America; Patriotism; United States - History; Graveyards; Confederacy


AT THE BRITISH WAR CEMETERY, BAYEUX, by CHARLES STANLEY CAUSLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I walked where in their talking graves
Alternate Author Name(s): Causley, Charles
Subject(s): Cemeteries; France; World War Ii; Graveyards; Second World War


BENEATH THE PINE, by EDWARD NOYES POMEROY    Poem Text            
First Line: Beneath the shadows of this tree
Last Line: The treasure is the heart is there.
Subject(s): Angels; Cemeteries; Death - Children; Graves; Hearts; Heaven; Love - Loss Of; Graveyards; Death - Babies; Tombs; Tombstones; Paradise


BONAVENTURE (OLD CEMETERY AT SAVANNAH), by VIRGINIA CONNETT    Poem Text            
First Line: Peace, peace and silence
Last Line: Let them dream on -- peace -- peace.
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Graveyards


BURIAL GROUNDS, by RANDY BLASING    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My mother always mourned the chcildlessness
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Graveyards


BURIAL RITES, by PHILIP LEVINE    Poem Text         Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: Everyone comes back here to die
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Death; Graveyards; Dead, The


CALVIN COOLIDGE, 1872-1933: 3. HIS GRAVE, by MARGARETTE BALL DICKSON    Poem Text            
First Line: Back to the rock-ribbed mountains of vermont
Last Line: His manhood, wearied, found its loved retreat.
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Coolidge, Calvin (1872-1933); Death; Graves; Graveyards; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


CEMETERY ROAD, by MARK DOTY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: No one's been buried here for years
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Graveyards


CEMETRY OF THE SMOLENSKI CHURCH, by LETITIA ELIZABETH LANDON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: They gather, with the summer in their hands
Last Line: The future has its hope, the past its deep affection.
Alternate Author Name(s): L. E. L.; Maclean, Letitia
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Russia; Smolensk, Russia; Graveyards; Soviet Union; Russians


CHINESE CEMETARY AT VICTORIA, by GLENN HUGHES    Poem Text            
First Line: Alien as well as desolate, this place
Last Line: As pale as incense by a temple door.
Subject(s): Cemeteries; China; Graveyards


CHRISTMAS EVE AT ROSEMOUND CEMETERY, by SUSAN WOOD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: And on the graves the poinsettias
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Christmas; Graveyards; Nativity, The


CONVENT CEMETERY: MOUNT CARMEL, by MARY SAINT VIRGINIA    Poem Text            
First Line: Twilight: and pine trees keep the blessed enclosure
Last Line: Night will be good; and morning will be better.
Alternate Author Name(s): Berry, Virginia
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Convents; Graveyards


COOL TOMBS, by CARL SANDBURG    Poem Text         Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: When abraham lincoln was shoveled into the tombs, he forgot the copperheads
Last Line: The dust ... In the cool tombs.
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Death; Graves; Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865); Presidents, United States; Graveyards; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


DEATH AND BURIAL OF LORD TENNYSON, by WILLIAM MCGONAGALL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Alas! England now mourns for her poet that's gone
Last Line: And his name in gold letters written thereon!
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Death; Funerals; Memory; Tennyson, Alfred (1809-1892); Graveyards; Dead, The; Burials; Tennyson, Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron


DEATH COMES TO ME AGAIN, A GIRL, by DORIANNE LAUX    Poem Text         Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: Death comes to me again, a girl in a cotton slip
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Death - Children; Graves; Silence; Women; Graveyards; Death - Babies; Tombs; Tombstones


DEATH; MATER NOSTRA, by RACHEL ANNAND TAYLOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Mine is the kiss of motherhood. Why fear
Last Line: Come, gather godhead from my nearer eyes.
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Death; Graves; Memory; Graveyards; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


DECORATION DAY--1899, by EFFIE WALLER SMITH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I went to the cemetery to-day
Last Line: "neath the old ""red, white and blue."
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Death; Soldiers; War; Graveyards; Dead, The


DELUSION OF SAINTS, by ROBINSON JEFFERS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The old pagan burials, uninscribed rock
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Graveyards


DISTICHS, by ROBERT REDFIELD JR.    Poem Text            
First Line: Behind the hills the moon has sheathed his
Last Line: And ride the horses of delight across the buried years.
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Death; Graves; Graveyards; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


DOMESTICITY, by CHARLES WILLIAMS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Is it knowledge, is it knowledge only and fear
Last Line: Having no house to inhabit but this of our dead.
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Death; Graves; Memory; Graveyards; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


DOVECOTT MILL: 8. THE COUNTRY GRAVE-YARD, by PHOEBE CARY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: So she goes sometimes past dovecote mill
Last Line: The charm and the glory of life's young years!
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Graveyards


DUE TO BEING OPPOSITE, by LOUIS UNTERMEYER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What seemed a litter was a family
Alternate Author Name(s): Lewis, Michael
Subject(s): Death; Cemeteries; Birth; Life; Dead, The; Graveyards; Child Birth; Midwifery


DUST TO DUST, by FREDERIC ROWLAND MARVIN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dust to dust!' cries out an ancient church
Last Line: And lo! From every tomb the stone is rolled.
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Death; Dust; Funerals; Graves; Graveyards; Dead, The; Burials; Tombs; Tombstones


ELECTRA ON AZALEA PATH, by SYLVIA PLATH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The day you died I went into the dirt
Alternate Author Name(s): Hughes, Ted, Mrs.
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Death; Fathers & Daughters; Graveyards; Dead, The


ELEGY WRITTEN IN A COUNTRY CHURCHYARD, by THOMAS GRAY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The curfew tolls the knell of parting day
Last Line: The bosom of his father and his god.
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Courage; Death; England; Faith; Graves; Love; Mourning; Graveyards; Valor; Bravery; Dead, The; English; Belief; Creed; Tombs; Tombstones; Bereavement


ENVOI, by CHARLES WILLIAM BRODRIBB    Poem Text            
First Line: Here lies a wretch, arterially ill
Last Line: Now still he sits in sight of southern tides.
Subject(s): Cemeteries; London; Memory; Graveyards


EPITAPH, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: This spot is the sweetest I've seen in my life
Last Line: For it raises my flowers and covers my wife
Subject(s): Cemeteries;epitaphs; Graveyards


EPITAPH, by ISABEL ECCLESTONE MACKAY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: You who died fighting
Last Line: The rose is your joy.
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Death; Holidays; Memorial Day; Soldiers; Unknown Soldier; War; Westminster Abbey; Graveyards; Dead, The; Declaration Day


ESTATE SALE: THE SCRABBLE GAME OF A DEAD WOMAN, by NAOMI SHIHAB NYE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A crowd of strangers flies over your life
Last Line: To stand on.
Subject(s): Angels; Cemeteries; Coffins; Death; Wings; Graveyards; Dead, The


ETSI OMNES, EGO NON, by ERNEST MYERS    Poem Text            
First Line: Here where under earth his head
Last Line: Etsi omnes, ego non.
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Graveyards


EUMARES, by ASCLEPIADES OF SAMOS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tumultuous sea, whose wrath and foam are spent
Last Line: For nothing shalt thou find but bones and dust.
Alternate Author Name(s): Asklepiades Of Samos
Subject(s): Bones; Cemeteries; Death; Graves; Monuments; Graveyards; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


FELDMESTEN OR MEASURING THE GRAVES, by ALTER ABELSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: On hill and glade, the flowers fade
Last Line: "when will we weave it threads of song?"
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Death; Funerals; Graves; Jews; Mourning; Graveyards; Dead, The; Burials; Tombs; Tombstones; Judaism; Bereavement


FICHTE'S GRAVE; DOROTHEENSTADT CEMEMTERY, BERLIN, by FREDERIC ROWLAND MARVIN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Here rests a pilgrim at his journey's end
Last Line: The power to cleanse, illumine, and inspire.
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Death; Fichte, Johann Gottlieb (1762-1814); Graves; Heaven; Rest; Graveyards; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones; Paradise


FOREST LAWN, by KAREN SWENSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Like an amusement park, the cemetery grounds
Last Line: Is death and reproduction.
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Death; Imitation; Graveyards; Dead, The


FROM A DAYBOOK, by DAVID ST. JOHN    Poem Text         Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: The musk of the cemetery
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Death; Graveyards; Dead, The


GIVE ME FLOWERS NOW, by NETTA LINDSEY    Poem Text            
First Line: Why must you wait to bring flowers to me
Last Line: Nor a costly monument placed at my head.
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Death; Flowers; Love; Sympathy; Graveyards; Dead, The; Empathy


GOD'S ACRE, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I like that ancient saxon phrase which calls
Last Line: This is the place where human harvests grow!
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Death; Graveyards; Dead, The


GOOD-BYE DOROTHY GAYLE: HOME TO FARGO, by KAREN SWENSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Mortals live by mutual interchange
Last Line: Drive to the next time zone.
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Fargo, North Dakota; Mothers & Daughters; Graveyards


GRACELAND, by CARL SANDBURG    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tomb of a millionaire
Last Line: Home town or the name people call her.)
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Graveyards


GRASS, by PAUL EDWARD CORLETT    Poem Text            
First Line: I walked among the cathedrals
Last Line: Is very kind!
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Grass; Graveyards


GRASS, by CARL SANDBURG    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Pile the bodies high at austerlitz and waterloo
Last Line: Let me work.
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Death; Grass; War; Graveyards; Dead, The


GRAVES, by HAYDEN CARRUTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Both of us had been close
Last Line: All the time. ...
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Death; God; Graves; Jesus Christ - Suffering & Sacrifice; Religion; Graveyards; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones; Theology


GRAVEYARD AT HURD'S GULCH, by DORIANNE LAUX    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: His grave is strewn with litter again
Last Line: Just before the terrible hunger returns.
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Death; Loss; Love; Graveyards; Dead, The


GRAVEYARD ON THE HILL, by GENOA MORRIS    Poem Text            
First Line: Perhaps now in their solitude since night has come
Last Line: Blue morning-glories twining in the corn.
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Graveyards


GREENWOOD CEMETERY, by CRAMMOND KENNEDY    Poem Text            
First Line: How calm they sleep beneath the shade
Last Line: And heavenly light!
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Death; Graveyards; Dead, The


GUARDIAN, by PEPITA CROUNSE    Poem Text            
First Line: Within this valley of eternal sleep
Last Line: Where spirit enters immortality.
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Death; Grief; Immortality; Graveyards; Dead, The; Sorrow; Sadness


HAWORTH CHURCHYARD, by MATTHEW ARNOLD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Where, under loughrigg, the stream
Last Line: Break your united repose.
Subject(s): Bronte, Charlotte (1816-1855); Cemeteries; Martineau, Harriet (1802-1876); Quillinan, Edward (D. 1851); Graveyards


HAWTHORNE'S GRAVE, by FRANK DEXTER MASON    Poem Text            
First Line: Tall pines like sentinels by night and day
Last Line: "long have we watched; when will the sleeper rise?"
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Concord, Massachusetts; Hawthorne, Nathaniel (1804-1864); Graveyards


HIS LADY'S TOMB, by PIERRE DE RONSARD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As in the gardens, all through may, the rose
Last Line: That dead, as living, she may be with roses.
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Graves; Hearts; Love - Loss Of; Graveyards; Tombs; Tombstones


HOLDEN CHURCH AND CEMETERY (KENYON, MINNESOTA), by GERTRUDE HANSON    Poem Text            
First Line: Today my feet have walked on sacred sod
Last Line: The heritage they left has timeless worth.
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Churches; Pioneers; Graveyards; Cathedrals


HYMN WRITTEN FOR THE CONSECRATION OF SWAN POINT CEMETERY, by SARAH HELEN POWER WHITMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the faith of him who saw
Last Line: Like angels by the tomb.
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Graveyards


HYMN WRITTEN FOR THE DEDICATION OF A CEMETERY, by FREDERICK GODDARD TUCKERMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Beside the river's dark green flow
Last Line: The beauty of their rest.
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Graveyards


I SEE AROUND ME TOMBSTONES GREY, by EMILY JANE BRONTE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Alternate Author Name(s): Bell, Ellis
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Death; Graveyards; Dead, The


IN A BRETON CEMETERY, by ERNEST CHRISTOPHER DOWSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: They sleep well here
Last Line: Beckon me to their lands
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Graveyards


IN A BURYING GROUND, by SARA TEASDALE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: This is the spot where I will lie
Last Line: "the myrtle flowers will grow more blue."
Alternate Author Name(s): Filsinger, Ernest B., Mrs.
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Graveyards


IN A COUNTRY CEMETERY, by DAVID WAGONER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I had been reading tombstones and drinking in
Last Line: Before it was too late
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Drinks & Drinking; Graveyards; Wine


IN A COUNTRY CHURCHYARD, by EDMUND CHARLES BLUNDEN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Earth is a quicksand; yon square tower
Last Line: Thy tiny skull?
Alternate Author Name(s): Blunden, Edmund
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Churchyards; Graveyards


IN A GRAVE-YARD, by WILLIAM STANLEY BRAITHWAITE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In calm fellowship they sleep
Last Line: Dark of night, and light of sun.
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Graveyards


IN A GRAVEYARD, by JOHN MILTON HAY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the dewy depths of the graveyard
Last Line: As sunlight on the dead.
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Graveyards


IN A SWEDISH GRAVEYARD, by EMMA LAZARUS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: After wearisome toil and much sorrow
Last Line: Utter darkness and sleep may be best.
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Sweden; Graveyards


IN AN OLD CEMETERY, by LILLAH A. ASHLEY    Poem Text            
First Line: A tree with feathery blossoms by the wall
Last Line: Are gay with little bells swung to and fro.
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Graveyards


IN CLONMEL PARISH CHURCHYARD; AT THE GRAVE OF CHARLES WOLFE, by SARAH MORGAN BRYAN PIATT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Where the graves were many, we looked for one
Last Line: In the churchyard of clonmel?
Alternate Author Name(s): Piatt, Sarah
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Clonmel, Ireland; Graveyards


IN COUNTRY GRAVEYARDS, by ROSELLE MERCIER MONTGOMERY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: We are the old. The unremembered dead
Last Line: Wept by the sky!
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Graveyards


IN KERRY, by JOHN MILLINGTON SYNGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: We heard the thrushes by the shore and sea
Last Line: Had built this stack of thigh-bones, jaws and shins.
Alternate Author Name(s): Synge, J. M.
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Death; Graves; Graveyards; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


IN NARRAGANSETT CHURCHYARD, by ESTHER VERNON CARPENTER    Poem Text            
First Line: A lonely slope of fairest green
Last Line: "manhood and womanhood were ours."
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island; Graveyards


IN THE HILL AT NEW GRANGE; BURIAL GROUND ON RIVER BOYNE, by ROBINSON JEFFERS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Who is it beside me, who is here beside me, in the hollow hill?
Last Line: Blessed is the night that has no glowworm
Subject(s): Boyne (River), Ireland; Cemeteries; Graveyards


IN THE JEWISH CEMETERY IN QUEENS, by LLOYD SCHWARTZ    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A stone's throw from my uncle's grave
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Jews; Graveyards; Judaism


IN THE OLD GRAVEYARD, PRINCETON, by FRANCIS CHARLES MACDONALD    Poem Text            
First Line: Now to this quiet place the living come
Last Line: "leave us at greater distance every day . . ."
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Princeton, New Jersey; Graveyards


INDIFFERENCE, by ISABEL ECCLESTONE MACKAY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A bird, a wild-flower and a tree
Last Line: I cherish them; they suffer me!
Subject(s): Absence; Cemeteries; Death; Graves; Separation; Isolation; Graveyards; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


JEWISH GRAVEYARDS, ITALY, by PHILIP LEVINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Within a low wall, falling away
Subject(s): Jews; Cemeteries; Italy; Judaism; Graveyards; Italians


LIKE DECORATIONS IN A NIGGER CEMETERY, by WALLACE STEVENS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the far south the sun of autum is passing
Subject(s): African Americans; Cemeteries; Southern States; Negroes; American Blacks; Graveyards; South (U.s.)


LINES WRITTEN IN A LONELY BURIAL GROUNDS ON NORTHEN COAST OF HIGHLANDS, by JOHN WILSON (1785-1854)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How mournfully this burial-ground
Last Line: Down -- down a thousand fathoms deep
Alternate Author Name(s): North, Christopher
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Sea; Graveyards; Ocean


MARY, by EDWARD NOYES POMEROY    Poem Text            
First Line: The house is changed where mary lived
Last Line: But dwells with us to-day.
Subject(s): Absence; Cemeteries; Death; Graves; Heaven; Mortality; Separation; Isolation; Graveyards; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones; Paradise


MEDITATIONS IN A CEMETERY, by MAXWELL BODENHEIM    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Death, / grandiosely hackneyed subject
Subject(s): Death; Cemeteries; Dead, The; Graveyards


MEMORIAL GARDENS, QUEENS, by LINDA PASTAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In this tenement
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Graveyards


MONTJUICH, by PHILIP LEVINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hill of jews, says one,
Subject(s): Mountains; Barcelona, Spain; Cemeteries; Hills; Downs (Great Britain); Graveyards


MONUMENT, by NATASHA TRETHEWEY    Poem Text         Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: Today the ants are busy
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Graveyards


MONUMENTAL, by WALT MASON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When I have ceased to rant and rave, and
Last Line: Silent sea, a three-foot slab of slippery elm is plenty good enough for me.
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Corpses; Death; Monuments; Stones; Graveyards; Cadavers; Dead, The; Granite; Rocks


MOUNT AUBURN CEMETERY, by JANE REBECCA THOMAS    Poem Text            
First Line: The grave is clad in beauty! Nature's hand
Last Line: When from its gloom a conqueror he rose.
Subject(s): Cambridge, Massachusetts; Cemeteries; Graveyards


MY FATHER, by HELEN WOLFE DAVIES    Poem Text            
First Line: Even as I used to rumple his gray hair
Last Line: We know that fathers never really die.
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Graveyards


MY SOUTH: 2. AT THE CEMETRY, by DONALD JUSTICE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Above the fence-flowers, like a bloody thumb
Variant Title(s): Variations On Southern Themes
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Graveyards


NATHAN HALE, by CHESTER FIRKINS    Poem Text            
First Line: Somewhere beneath the thundering city's pave
Last Line: His solemn and triumphant requiem
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Hale, Nathan (1755-1776); New York City; Graveyards; Manhattan; New York, New York; The Big Apple


NEW ENGLAND GRAVEYARD, by HORTENSE KING FLEXNER    Poem Text            
First Line: As a pale cypher set among the weeds
Last Line: "dear husband"", ""virtuous wife"", ""son lost at sea""."
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Death; Widows & Widowers; Graveyards; Dead, The


NO TIME, by BILLY COLLINS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In a rush this weekday morning
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Family Life; Death; Parents; Graveyards; Relatives; Dead, The; Parenthood


NORTHERN GRAVEYARDS, by AMELIA BEERS WARNOCK GARVIN    Poem Text            
First Line: Stony fields and lonely roads
Last Line: "we are glad to stay."
Alternate Author Name(s): Hale, Katherine
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Graveyards


NUTHATCH SITTING ON A BEAR'S NOSE, by ROBERT WRIGLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Really just a small cast iron representation
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Statues; Graveyards


OCTOBER GRAVEYARD, by CAROLINE CROSBY WILSON    Poem Text            
First Line: Here, where the decorous corpses lay
Last Line: Where ashen leaves descend and drift.
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Graveyards


ODE TO THE CONFEDERATE DEAD, by JOHN ORLEY ALLEN TATE    Poem Text         Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: Row after row with strict impunity
Alternate Author Name(s): Tate, Allen
Subject(s): American Civil War; Cemeteries; Confederate States Of America; United States - History; Graveyards; Confederacy


OMAR KHAYYAM, THE ASTRONOMER-POET OF PERSIA, by ANNIE MATHESON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Friend, is it well with thee? Over thy grave
Last Line: His love the fire that will consume and save?
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Death; Graves; Omar Khayyam (1048-1122); Poetry & Poets; Graveyards; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


ON A NATURAL MONUMENT IN A FIELD OF GEORGIA, by HERMAN MELVILLE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: No trophy this - a stone unhewn
Last Line: This healing sleep alone was sure.
Subject(s): American Civil War; Cemeteries; U.s. - History; Graveyards


ON ETHNIC DEFINITIONS, by ELEANOR WILNER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the jewish cemetery in prague
Last Line: With a sigh, they'll at last lie down.
Alternate Author Name(s): Wilner, Eleanor Rand
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Death; Ghosts; Judgment Day; Supernatural; Graveyards; Dead, The; End Of The World; Doomsday; Fall Of Man


ON HIS CHOICE OF A GRAVE, by PIERRE DE RONSARD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Caves, and streames that downward slyde
Last Line: Sprynge is faire.
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Death; Graveyards; Dead, The


ON THE DEAD, by WALTER SAVAGE LANDOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thou in this wide cold church art laid
Last Line: Death follows with uplifted dart.
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Consolation; Death - Children; Graveyards; Death - Babies


ONLY JOE, by JAMES ROANN REED    Poem Text            
First Line: This grave were ye meanin,' stranger?
Last Line: That a body could never do that, as were simple and dazed, like joe!
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Death; Graves; Legends; Graveyards; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


OUR DEAD, OVERSEAS, by EDWARD ARCHIBALD MARKHAM    Poem Text            
First Line: In italy, in belgium, in france
Last Line: Something that swings the spirit to a star.
Alternate Author Name(s): Markham, E. A.
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Death; World War I - United States; Graveyards; Dead, The


PAURA NON E NELLA CARITA, by GEORGE HERBERT CLARKE    Poem Text            
First Line: The place, a tuscan churchyard, and the time
Last Line: And smile to hear the fatal words she saith!
Subject(s): Autumn; Cemeteries; Death; Messages & Messengers; Seasons; Tuscany, Italy; Fall; Graveyards; Dead, The


PIONEER GRAVEYARD, by BLANCHE KENDALL MCKEY    Poem Text            
First Line: The path is over-grown with crumpled leaves
Last Line: In death each soul becomes a pioneer!
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Pioneers; Graveyards


PLOW CEMETERY, by JOHN UPDIKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The plow: one of the three-mile inns that nicked
Last Line: Plow cemetery, downhill from the church
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Family Life; Grandparents; Homecoming; Graveyards; Relatives; Grandmothers; Grandfathers; Great Grandfathers; Great Grandmothers


POEM FOR MY TWENTIETH BIRTHDAY, by KENNETH KOCH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Passing the american graveyard, for my birthday
Subject(s): Birthdays; Cemeteries; Graveyards


POETIC EPIGRAMS: 21. A WIDOW IN A CEMETERY, by CALE YOUNG RICE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A lonely twilit thing
Last Line: The sun has taken wing
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Widows & Widowers; Graveyards


POETIC EPIGRAMS: 7. IN A CEMETERY AT NIGHT, by CALE YOUNG RICE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Is it ghost-dreams that rise
Last Line: Or only the fire-flies?
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Dreams; Graves; Night; Graveyards; Nightmares; Tombs; Tombstones; Bedtime


POTTER'S FIELD, by JOHN BANISTER TABB    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Twas purchased with his blood, this holy ground
Last Line: In all the world whereon to lay his head.
Alternate Author Name(s): Father Tabb
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Religion; Graveyards; Theology


PRAIRIE GRAVEYARD, by ANNE MARRIOTT    Poem Text            
First Line: Wind mutters thinly on the sagging wire
Last Line: In the centre of the huge lone land and sky.
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Prairies; Graveyards; Plains


QUEENS CEMETERY, SETTING SUN, by LAWRENCE FERLINGHETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Airport bus from jfk
Subject(s): Cemeteries; New York City; Graveyards; Manhattan; New York, New York; The Big Apple


RECORDING THE SPIRIT VOICES, by DAVID BOTTOMS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the hollow below the hill vaults
Last Line: Bury the truth these angels stand on: born and died.
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Confederate States Of America; Death; Poetry & Poets; Southern States; Spiritual Life; Graveyards; Confederacy; Dead, The; South (U.s.)


ROCK COUNTRY, by RANDY BLASING    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Here the dead far outnumber the living
Subject(s): Ancestors & Ancestry; Oxford County, Maine; Cemeteries; Heritage; Heredity; Graveyards


RONSARD'S GRAVE, by ANDREW LANG    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ye wells, ye founts that fall
Last Line: There sappho sings.
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Death; Graves; Heaven; Prayer; Ronsard, Pierre De (1524-1585); Graveyards; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones; Paradise


ROOMS, by JOHN GOULD FLETCHER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There is nothing on earth more lonely than a room
Last Line: And knows that room is life, will pass unmoved through death.
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Death; Graves; Solitude; Graveyards; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones; Loneliness


RUN DOWN, by PATRICK MACGILL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the grim dead end he lies, with passionless filmy / eyes
Last Line: To a shift beyond the skies.
Subject(s): Accidents; Cemeteries; Death; Fire; Graves; Tragedy; Graveyards; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


SAILING HOME FROM RAPALLO, by ROBERT LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Your nurse could only speak italian,
Variant Title(s): Life Studies: Sailing Home From Rapallo
Subject(s): Italy; Mothers; Death; Sea Voyages; Cemeteries; Fathers; Italians; Dead, The; Graveyards


SAINT MARY OF THE FLOWERS, by RACHEL ANNAND TAYLOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Meet me at saint mary of the flowers
Last Line: Meet me at saint mary of the flowers'.
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Death; Flowers; Love; Saints; Graveyards; Dead, The


SAM PERRY (A GENIUS UNRECORDED), by JOHN LAURENCE RENTOUL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I stood by a grave and white grave-stone
Last Line: "and tell what you do, and where you are!"
Alternate Author Name(s): Gage, Gervais
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Death; Memory; Science; Youth; Graveyards; Dead, The; Scientists


SATIRES OF CIRCUMSTANCE. 6. IN THE CEMETERY, by THOMAS HARDY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: You see those mothers squabbling there?
Last Line: As anything else, to ease your pain!'
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Graveyards


SEVASTOPOL, by EDNA DEAN PROCTOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Over the dead is a syrian sky
Last Line: "and sighs above them, ""alas for glory!"
Alternate Author Name(s): Dean
Variant Title(s): The English Cemetery At Sevastopol
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Crimean War (1853-1856); Russia; Sevastopol, Ukraine; Graveyards; Soviet Union; Russians


SHELLEY AND TRELAWNEY, by JULIA COOLEY ALTROCCHI    Poem Text            
First Line: Beyond the walls of rome
Last Line: Trelawney, the corsair!
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Poetry & Poets; Shelley, Percy Bysshe (1792-1822); Trelawney, Edward John (1792-1881); Graveyards


SILVER STREET, by EDWIN ARLINGTON ROBINSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Here, if you will, your fancy may destroy
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Death; Graves; Graveyards; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


SIR TURLOUGH, OR THE CHURCHYARD BRIDE, by WILLIAM CARLETON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The bride she bound her golden hair
Last Line: By the bonnie green woods of killeevy.
Variant Title(s): Killeevy
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Killeevy, Ireland; Graveyards


SIX CHINA PIGS IN AN ARKANSAS CEMETERY, by IRENE CARLISLE    Poem Text            
First Line: Walking together when the leaves are red
Last Line: Bespectacled and comic, on the loam.
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Graveyards


SIX WINTERS, by TOMAS TRANSTROMER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the black hotel a child is asleep
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Death; Memory; War; Graveyards; Dead, The


SNOW, by BEULA CHAMBERLAIN    Poem Text            
First Line: There has been snow on fresh-turned graves
Last Line: The long night through.
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Graves; Mourning; Graveyards; Tombs; Tombstones; Bereavement


SOLILOQUY, by JOSEPH B. STRAUSS    Poem Text            
First Line: Head stones, head stones / vast-kingdom-of-the-dead stones
Last Line: Waiting, ever waiting.
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Graveyards


SONNET IN A CEMETERY, by CHAPMAN JAMES MILLING    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Where live oaks brooded low against a wall
Last Line: Whose message read, the old days were the best.
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Graveyards


SORROW'S MADNESS, by YAKOV POLONSKY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When, clinging to your lidded coffin
Last Line: To death's void galley chained like sullen slaves.
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Coffins; Death; Graves; Hearts; Love - Loss Of; Graveyards; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


SOUND SEED, by HORTENSE KING FLEXNER    Poem Text            
First Line: We hear of death
Last Line: And for this fact no hands can dig a grave.
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Death; Graves; Graveyards; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


SPIRITS OF THE DEAD, by EDGAR ALLAN POE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thy soul shall find itself alone
Last Line: A mystery of mysteries! --
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Graveyards


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: BARNEY HAINSFEATHER, by EDGAR LEE MASTERS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: If the excursion train to peoria
Last Line: But to be buried here -- ach!
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Jews; Graveyards; Judaism


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: EPILOGUE, by EDGAR LEE MASTERS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A game of checkers?
Last Line: Infinite life.
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Graveyards


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: THE HILL, by EDGAR LEE MASTERS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Where are elmer, herman, bert, tom, and charley
Last Line: One time at springfield.
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Death; Graveyards; Dead, The


SPRING (2), by RACHEL ANNAND TAYLOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Round the green-kindling hawthorn hill
Last Line: Girdled the glad white-flowering hill.
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Flowers; Gardens & Gardening; Spring; Temples; Graveyards; Mosques


THE ALBUQUERQUE GRAVEYARD, by JAY WRIGHT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It would be easier
Last Line: "abruptly drop my wilted flowers,
Subject(s): Albuquerque, New Mexico; Cemeteries; Graveyards


THE ANZACS, by HENRY CHAPPELL    Poem Text            
First Line: No straws weighed they of the right or wrong
Last Line: And shrines in her heart the dead.
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Death; Heaven; Soldiers; War; Graveyards; Dead, The; Paradise


THE BIRD'S RELEASE, by FELICIA DOROTHEA HEMANS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Go forth! For she is gone!
Last Line: But it wins her back no more!
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, Felicia Dorothea
Subject(s): Birds; Cemeteries; India; Graveyards


THE BUILDERS; A NOCTURNE IN WESTMINSTER ABBEY, by MARGARET LOUISA WOODS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: On what dost thou dream, solitary all the night long
Last Line: Drawing to thee, and the slow feet of fate.
Alternate Author Name(s): Woods, Mrs. Margaret Louisa Bradley
Subject(s): Buildings & Builders; Cemeteries; Death; Graves; Monasteries; Rest; Spirituality; Graveyards; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones; Abbeys


THE BURYING-GROUND, by NATHANIEL LANGDON FROTHINGHAM    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh, where are they whose all that earth could give
Last Line: Deep in my stricken heart, and shrine them only there.
Subject(s): Cemeteries; New Haven, Connecticut; Graveyards


THE CEMETERY AT ACADEMY, CALIFORNIA, by PHILIP LEVINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I came here with a young girl
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Graveyards


THE CHURCHYARD ON THE SANDS, by JOHN BYRNE LEICESTER WARREN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My love lies in the gates of foam
Last Line: Until I rest by thee.
Alternate Author Name(s): Lancaster, William P.; Preston, George F.; De Tabley, 3d Baron; De Tabley, Lord
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Love - Loss Of; Graveyards


THE COAL STRIKE, by HENRY CHAPPELL    Poem Text            
First Line: Red are the rails with rust to-day
Last Line: Who went to heaven—starved.
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Death - Children; Heaven; Hunger; Poverty; Graveyards; Death - Babies; Paradise


THE COUNTRY GRAVEYARD, by CHARLES LOUIS HENRY WAGNER    Poem Text            
First Line: Close beside the winding highway
Last Line: Of god's home beyond the skies.
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Country Life; Death; Graveyards; Dead, The


THE ENGLISH GRAVEYARD IN MALACCA, by KAREN SWENSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Downhill from the roofless portuguese cathedral
Last Line: Of the tree that spreads its shade across their clay.
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Malaysia; Missions & Missionaries; Graveyards


THE FUNERAL OF THE LATE EX-PROVOST ROUGH, DUNDEE, by WILLIAM MCGONAGALL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Twas in the year of 1888, and on the 19th of november
Last Line: Declaring that the late ex-provost rough couldn't be equalled in great britain.
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Death; Funerals; Graveyards; Dead, The; Burials


THE GARDEN VIGIL, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the deep silence of the garden-bowers
Last Line: May in thy flame adore his hidden face.
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Death; Flowers; Gardens & Gardening; Rest; Silence; Graveyards; Dead, The


THE GIFT OF INDIA, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Is there aught you need that my hands withhold
Last Line: Remember the blood of thy martyred sons!
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Death; Graves; Graveyards; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


THE GILMAN HOUSE, by EDWARD NOYES POMEROY    Poem Text            
First Line: The meeting-house is but a dream
Last Line: The door that led to heaven.
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Death; Graves; Heaven; Graveyards; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones; Paradise


THE GRAVE, by CLAUDE HOUGHTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I slept by your grave last night
Last Line: I had dreamed that I slept with you dead.
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Death; Graves; Graveyards; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


THE GRAVE DIGGER, by PATRICK MACGILL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A grim old man with a weazened visage
Last Line: Chuckles the sexton, digging graves.
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Death; Graves; Labor & Laborers; Graveyards; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones; Work; Workers


THE GRAVE-YARD, by JOHN GARDINER CALKINS BRAINARD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tis morning on the sunny sod
Last Line: When, rising, he returned to god.
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Graveyards


THE GRAVE-YARD, by JONES VERY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My heart grows sick before the wide-spread death
Last Line: For in the body's health the soul's forgot.
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Graveyards


THE GRAVE-YARD AT SIPPICAN, by EDWARD NOYES POMEROY    Poem Text            
First Line: Come to this spot among the rocks and pines
Last Line: To call her crying children to her breast.
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Corpses; Death; Graves; Poetry & Poets; Graveyards; Cadavers; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


THE GRAVES OF A HOUSEHOLD, by FELICIA DOROTHEA HEMANS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: They grew in beauty, side by side
Last Line: And naught beyond, o earth!
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, Felicia Dorothea
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Women; Graveyards


THE GRAVES OF THE DEAD; A DIRGE, by DAVID MACBETH MOIR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh, when should we visit the graves of the dead
Last Line: Like the clouds from heaven, away we pass!
Alternate Author Name(s): Delta
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Death; Graves; Grief; Memory; Graveyards; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones; Sorrow; Sadness


THE GRAVEYARD AT WEST POINT, by WILLIAM ALLEN BUTLER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: On this sweet sabbath morning, let us wander
Last Line: Until the end of all!
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Death; Soldiers; United States - Military Academy; Graveyards; Dead, The


THE HILL ABOVE THE MINE, by MALCOLM COWLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Nobody comes to the graveyard on the hill
Last Line: Your white bones drifting like herons across the moon.
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Labor & Laborers; Graveyards; Work; Workers


THE INDIAN BURYING GROUND, by PHILIP FRENEAU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In spite of all the learned have said
Last Line: To shadows and delusions here.
Subject(s): Americans; Cemeteries; Native Americans; United States; Graveyards; Indians Of America; American Indians; Indians Of South America; America


THE JEWISH CEMETERY AT NEWPORT, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How strange it seems! These hebrews in their graves
Last Line: And the dead nations never rise again.
Subject(s): Bible; Cemeteries; Jews; Newport, Rhode Island; Religion; Social Protest; Graveyards; Judaism; Theology


THE JEWS' CEMETERY ON THE LIDO, by JOHN ADDINGTON SYMONDS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A tract of land swept by the salt seafoam
Last Line: Wept by no mourner but the moaning wave.
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Death; Jews; Lido (Island), Italy; Graveyards; Dead, The; Judaism


THE MEADOW, by TOM SLEIGH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Across the road from where we nap
Subject(s): War; Death; Cemeteries; Dead, The; Graveyards


THE MOUNTAIN GRAVEYARD, by DUBOSE HEYWARD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: High on the mountain where the storm-heads are
Last Line: And carry beauty with them when they die.
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Graveyards


THE OLD BURYING GROUND, by JOHN TOWNSEND TROWBRIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Plumed ranks of tall wild-cherry
Last Line: And now are borne.
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Graveyards


THE OLD BURYING-GROUND, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Our vales are sweet with fern and rose
Last Line: And over both is heaven.
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Haverhill, Massachusetts; Graveyards


THE OLD CHURCHYARD, by JANET HAMILTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lone field of graves! Our churchyard old and hoar!
Last Line: Till time and death shall die, with thee remain.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hamilton, Janet Thompson
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Death; Graves; Graveyards; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


THE OLD KIRK YARD, by THOMAS HAYNES BAYLY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh! Come, come with me, to the old kirk yard
Last Line: The rest that I seek in the old kirk yard?
Alternate Author Name(s): Bayly, Nathaniel Thomas Haynes
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Graveyards


THE POEMS OF COLD MOUNTAIN: 146, by HAN SHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My path led through an old cemetery
Last Line: Dust and ashes swirled in the air
Alternate Author Name(s): Kanzan; Hanshan; Han-shan
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Chinese Literature; Graveyards


THE POOR, by EMILE VERHAEREN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There are poor souls
Last Line: Wherever men are born.
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Grief; Tears; Graveyards; Sorrow; Sadness


THE POSTILION, by NIKOLAUS FRANZ NIEMBSCH VON STREGLENAU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Passing lovely was the night
Last Line: In my ear kept tingling.
Alternate Author Name(s): Lenau, Nikolaus
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Memory; Mourning; Postal Service; Graveyards; Bereavement; Postmen; Post Office; Mail; Mailmen


THE QUAKER GRAVEYARD, by SILAS WEIR MITCHELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Four straight brick walls, severely plain
Last Line: In gentlest mockery.
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Death; Friends, Religious Society Of; Graveyards; Dead, The; Quakers


THE RABBIT TRAP, by JOHN TROTWOOD MOORE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Down in de sage fiel', settin' in de sno'
Last Line: An' little phil sleeps in de sleet an' de rain.
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Death; Death - Children; Graves; Graveyards; Dead, The; Death - Babies; Tombs; Tombstones


THE RESURRECTION, by DAVID BOTTOMS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I'd dared her to go in, and we came on that dare
Last Line: That first delicate laying on of hands?
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Death; Funerals; Graves; Jesus Christ; Love - Beginnings; Resurrection, The; Graveyards; Dead, The; Burials; Tombs; Tombstones


THE ROMANCE OF THE LILY, by THOMAS LOVELL BEDDOES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ever love the lily pale
Last Line: Of the closing gates of hell.
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Death; Flowers; Grief; Lilies; Love; Magic; Story-telling; Graveyards; Dead, The; Sorrow; Sadness


THE ROSE AND MAPLE LEAF, by HENRY CHAPPELL    Poem Text            
First Line: Came a loud knocking at the empire's gate
Last Line: An empire knit in one vast brotherhood.
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Death; Flowers; Graves; Roses; Graveyards; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


THE SONG OF WERNER, by JOSEPH VICTOR VON SCHEFFEL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O roman maid! Why do you try
Last Line: My lady sleeping in the tomb.
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Death; Flowers; Graves; Love; Graveyards; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


THE TOMB OF DIOGENES, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: "'tell me, good dog, whose tomb you guard so well'"
Last Line: Yes: but the stars are now his dwelling-place'
Subject(s): Cemeteries;death;diogenes;graves; "graveyards;dead, The;tombs;tombstones;


THE TOMB OF THE PATRIOTS, by PHILIP FRENEAU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Britain! We cite you to our bar, once more
Last Line: These, once so wretched near manhattan's shore.
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Death; Graves; New York City - Revolutionary Period; Patriotism; Prison Ships; Graveyards; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


THE TOMBS OF PLATAEA, by FELICIA DOROTHEA HEMANS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: And there they sleep! - the men who stood
Last Line: Till rushing winds proclaim, -- the land is free!
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, Felicia Dorothea
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Plataea, Greece; Graveyards; Laspi


THE VALLEY OF PEACE, by CAROLINE M. SAWYER    Poem Text            
First Line: Oh, come, let us go to the valley of peace!
Last Line: Though our mortal clay rests in the valley of peace!
Alternate Author Name(s): Fisher, Caroline M.
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Graveyards


THE WHITE PILGRIM: OLD CHRISTIAN CEMETERY, by BRIGIT PEGEEN KELLY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The cicadas were loud and what looked like a child's
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Graveyards


THE WORMS AT HEAVEN'S GATE, by WALLACE STEVENS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Out of the tomb, we bring badroulbadour
Last Line: Out of the tomb we bring badroulbadour.
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Graveyards


THERE IS ALWAYS A LITTLE WIND, by TED KOOSER    Poem Text         Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Country Life; Graveyards


TOWARDS DEMOCRACY: PART 4. AT MENTONE, by EDWARD CARPENTER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Why speak ye not, ye beautiful lands and seas
Last Line: Why utterest not the voice we long to hear?
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Death; Earth; History; Mankind; Peasantry; Graveyards; Dead, The; World; Historians; Human Race


TOWARDS DEMOCRACY: PART 4. THE TRYSTING, by EDWARD CARPENTER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Far over the hills, ten miles, in the cloudless summer morning
Last Line: And gains her presence at the feet of god.
Subject(s): Absence; Cemeteries; Death; Flowers; Graves; Love; Mothers; Separation; Isolation; Graveyards; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


TWO AT NORFOLK, by WALLACE STEVENS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Mow the grass in the cemetery, darkies,
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Graveyards


UNDER THE VIOLETS, by OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Her hands are cold; her face is white
Last Line: Lies withered where the violets blow.
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Flowers; Violets; Graveyards


UNNAMED, by BELLE CHAPMAN MORRILL    Poem Text            
First Line: Sunk ankle-deep amid the quiet grass
Last Line: "beloved of johannes vandermere."
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Pioneers; Graveyards


UNTIL THE DAWN, by HENRY CHAPPELL    Poem Text            
First Line: A lonely grave hard by the prison wall
Last Line: Of earth and sorrow pale before its light.
Subject(s): Cavell, Edith (1865-1915); Cemeteries; Death; Flowers; Graves; Mourning; Nurses; Graveyards; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones; Bereavement


UNVEILING, by LINDA PASTAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the cemetery
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Ancestors & Ancestry; Graveyards; Heritage; Heredity


UPON PASSING AN OLD GRAVEYARD, by GEORGIA DOUGLAS JOHNSON                Poet's Biography
First Line: Grey slabs, awry or fallen
Alternate Author Name(s): Tremaine, John
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Graveyards


VERSES SUPPOSED TO BE WRITTEN IN A BURIAL-GROUND .. SOCIETY OF FRIENDS, by BERNARD BARTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What though no sculptur'd monuments around
Last Line: Calmly to share thy couch, which needs no graven stone.
Alternate Author Name(s): Quaker Poet
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Friends, Religious Society Of; Graveyards; Quakers


VISIT OF THE DEAD, by EDGAR ALLAN POE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thy soul shall find itself alone
Last Line: Secrecy in thee.
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Graveyards


VISITING A DEAD MAN ON A SUMMER DAY, by MARGE PIERCY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In flat america, in chicago,
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Chicago; Graveyards


WHY?, by BENJAMIN SIMMONS    Poem Text            
First Line: Why does the flower bloom?
Last Line: And I still plead!
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Flowers; Graves; Tulips; Graveyards; Tombs; Tombstones