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A CHANGELING, by ADELAIDE ANNE PROCTER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A little changeling spirit
Last Line: That I shall find her there.
Alternate Author Name(s): Berwick, Mary
Subject(s): Children; Graves; Tears; Childhood; Tombs; Tombstones


A CHILD'S GRAVE, by THOMAS BAILEY ALDRICH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A little mound with chipped headstone
Last Line: With one white lily keeping watch and ward.
Subject(s): Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


A CHILD'S GRAVE, by ALEXANDER LOUIS FRASER    Poem Text            
First Line: I linger by this grass-grown mound
Last Line: And love this plot shall keep.
Subject(s): Death - Children; Graves; Death - Babies; Tombs; Tombstones


A CHILD'S GRAVE MARKER, by TED KOOSER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A small block of granite
Subject(s): Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


A COUNTRY BURIAL, by EMILY DICKINSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ample make this bed
Last Line: Interrupt this ground.
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


A DOG'S GRAVE, by WILLIAM HENRY DAVIES    Poem Text            
First Line: My dog lies dead and buried here
Last Line: That links such lives with my dog's death!
Alternate Author Name(s): Davies, W. H.
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Grief; Tears; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones; Sorrow; Sadness


A DYING SPEECH, by JOHN BYROM    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In this unhappily divided state
Last Line: Author of life, and vanquisher of death!
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Rest; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


A FALL-CRICK VIEW OF THE EARTHQUAKE, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I kin hump my back and take the rain
Last Line: It 'ud husk you out o' yer gravel
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Disasters; Earthquakes; Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


A FLOWER-GIRL SINGS, by MARGARET COMBS PINNEY    Poem Text            
First Line: Wreaths for your grave, crocus and hyacinth
Last Line: All hail, korallion!
Subject(s): Graves; Wellesley College; Tombs; Tombstones


A FOREST GRAVEYARD, by GEORGE HERBERT CLARKE    Poem Text            
First Line: The birds brood silent in the underbrush
Last Line: Be I thy mourner, child, and thou my care!
Subject(s): Forests; Graves; Humanity; Mourning; Nature; Woods; Tombs; Tombstones; Bereavement


A FRIEND'S GRAVE, by SIMONIDES OF CEOS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Cruel disease, to grudge the soul of man
Last Line: You spoiled timarchus of his happy life.
Alternate Author Name(s): Simonides Of Keos
Subject(s): Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


A GOLD STAR MOTHER SPEAKS, by VIRGINIA ARMISTEAD NELSON    Poem Text            
First Line: My little lad of other days sleeps there
Last Line: They'll guard his grave, and bloom about his cross.
Subject(s): Death; Flowers; Graves; Lilies; Sons; Tears; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


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 GRAIN OF MUSTARD SEED, by CHARLES SAMUEL GREENE    Poem Text            
First Line: What moved me most, dear friend, that happy day
Last Line: The brooding presence of the paraclete.
Subject(s): Graves; San Fernando, California; Tombs; Tombstones


A GRAVE, by WINIFRED LUCAS    Poem Text            
First Line: Through every hour man lives on earth, his grave
Last Line: Time to his courses held your childish feet.
Alternate Author Name(s): Le Bailly, Mrs.
Subject(s): Death - Children; Graves; Life; Death - Babies; Tombs; Tombstones


A GRAVE, by MARIANNE MOORE    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: Man looking into the sea
Last Line: In which if they turn and twist, it is neither with volition nor consciousness.
Variant Title(s): A Graveyard
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Sea; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones; Ocean


A GRAVE, by JOHN RICHARD MORELAND    Poem Text            
First Line: A grave seems only six feet deep
Last Line: Its depths, how deep?
Subject(s): Graves; Immortality; Tombs; Tombstones


A GRAVE IN WINTER, by CHARD POWERS SMITH    Poem Text            
First Line: Like tremulous spirits the snow flutters down through the
Last Line: Melt in the stream.
Subject(s): Graves; Winter; Tombs; Tombstones


A GRAVE NEAR PETERSBURG, VIRGINIA, by HERMAN MELVILLE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Head-board and foot-board duly placed
Last Line: The -- buried gun.
Subject(s): American Civil War; Graves; Guns; U.s. - History; Tombs; Tombstones


A GRAVE ON OSSA, by AESCHYLUS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Here too were steadfast men and brave
Last Line: On ossa's mountain way.
Subject(s): Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


A HARROW GRAVE IN FLANDERS, by ROBERT OFFLEY ASHBURTON CREWE-MILNES    Poem Text            
First Line: Here in the marshland, past the battered bridge
Last Line: We ask; and wait.
Alternate Author Name(s): Crewe, 1st Marquess Of; Houghton, Baron
Variant Title(s): Harrow And Flanders
Subject(s): Flanders, Belgium; Graves; World War I - Casualties; Tombs; Tombstones


A HOUND, by SIMONIDES OF CEOS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Although beneath this grave-mound thy white bones now are lying
Last Line: And the looming peak of ossa, and cithaeron's lonely hill.
Alternate Author Name(s): Simonides Of Keos
Subject(s): Graves; Hunting; Tombs; Tombstones; Hunters


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 LAST WISH, by CHRISTOPH CHRISTIAN STURM    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When my heart has ceased for ever beating out / the dirge of time
Last Line: For the weary sleeper chooses but the evergreen and cross.
Subject(s): Death; Flowers; Graves; Roses; Wishes; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


A LEPER'S GRAVE, by JOHN BANISTER TABB    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Here where untainted flesh
Last Line: From her embraces free.
Alternate Author Name(s): Father Tabb
Subject(s): Graves; Leprosy; Tombs; Tombstones; Lepers


A MITHER'S CRY (WRITTEN ON A SISTER'S GRAVE), by JOHN LAURENCE RENTOUL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: We played together, she and I
Last Line: And her two bairns upon her breast.
Alternate Author Name(s): Gage, Gervais
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Grief; Sisters; Women; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones; Sorrow; Sadness


A MOUNTAIN GRAVE, by RALPH WALDO EMERSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Why fear to die
Last Line: Of nature's child the common fate.
Subject(s): Graves; Marriage; Mourning; Tombs; Tombstones; Weddings; Husbands; Wives; Bereavement


A POE-'EM OF PASSION, by CHARLES FLETCHER LUMMIS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It was many and many a year ago
Last Line: In her solemn sepulcher, me.
Variant Title(s): Cannibalee
Subject(s): Cannibals; Graves; Love; Passion; Tombs; Tombstones


A SEA-SHORE GRAVE, by SIDNEY LANIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O wish that's vainer than the plash
Last Line: Montgomery, alabama, 1866.
Subject(s): Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


A SEMBLANCE, by DAVID IGNATOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Over your mother's grave
Subject(s): Graves; Mothers; Prayer; Tombs; Tombstones


A SETTLER'S GRAVE, by GEORGE HERBERT CLARKE    Poem Text            
First Line: Far on the outflung headland thou dost lie
Last Line: And in the boughs above the redbirds nest?
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Love; Nature; Pioneers; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


A SHROPSHIRE LAD: 54, by ALFRED EDWARD HOUSMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: With rue my heart is laden
Last Line: In fields where roses fade.
Alternate Author Name(s): Housman, A. E.
Subject(s): Death; Despair; Graves; Mortality; Mourning; Remorse; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones; Bereavement


A SOLDIER'S GRAVE, by JOHN ALBEE    Poem Text            
First Line: Break not his sweet repose
Last Line: Break not his sweet repose.
Subject(s): Graves; Soldiers; Tombs; Tombstones


A TOMB BY THE SEA, by ASCLEPIADES OF SAMOS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Eight fathoms from me stay, unquiet seas
Last Line: No treasure -- just a heap of dust and bones.
Alternate Author Name(s): Asklepiades Of Samos
Subject(s): Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


A TOMB BY THE SEA, by AULUS LICINIUS ARCHIAS    Poem Text            
First Line: I'm dead, and yet must thole the sleepless surge
Last Line: Alone of ghosts I cannot lie at ease.
Alternate Author Name(s): Archias
Subject(s): Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


A TOMB IN GHENT, by ADELAIDE ANNE PROCTER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A smiling look she had, a figure slight
Last Line: To kneel and pray by an old tomb in ghent.
Alternate Author Name(s): Berwick, Mary
Subject(s): Ghent, Belgium; Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


A VOLUNTEER'S GRAVE, by WILLIAM ALEXANDER PERCY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Not long ago it was a bird
Last Line: Than this dead boy!
Subject(s): Death; Eyes; Graves; Sleep; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


A WALTZ THOUGHT, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When a man's prime passion, for years on years
Last Line: Subtly shaping his witching waltz!
Subject(s): Dreams; Earth; Graves; Life; Love; Music & Musicians; Nature; Straw; Nightmares; World; Tombs; Tombstones


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


A WAYSIDE GRAVE, by LEONIDAS OF TARENTUM    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Who art thou? Whose relics, I wonder
Last Line: Afford thee so much as a tear.
Subject(s): Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


A WIFE'S GRAVE, by DAMAGETUS    Poem Text            
First Line: These words, phocaea, were theano's last
Last Line: Might put my hand in your hand as I die!'
Subject(s): Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


A WOMAN WRONGED, by CALE YOUNG RICE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I am dead and in my grave
Last Line: Let me alone.
Subject(s): Beauty; Death; Graves; Women; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


A WOODLAND GRAVE, by JOHN BYRNE LEICESTER WARREN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Bring no jarring lute this way
Last Line: Doz'd with woodland lullabies.
Alternate Author Name(s): Lancaster, William P.; Preston, George F.; De Tabley, 3d Baron; De Tabley, Lord
Subject(s): Forests; Graves; Woods; Tombs; Tombstones


A YEAR AFTERWARDS, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Things are so changed since last we met
Last Line: And the same stars and silent sky.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Death; Flowers; Graves; Heaven; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones; Paradise


ABERCROMBIE'S GRAVE, by CARROLL RYAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: No drooping willow weeps
Last Line: Would dare to lay a desecrating hand.
Alternate Author Name(s): Ryan, William Thomas Carroll
Subject(s): Abercrombie, Sir Ralph (1734-1801); Death; Graves; Malta; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


AD ASTRA: 144, by CHARLES WHITWORTH WYNNE    Poem Text            
First Line: O let no momentary joy enslave
Last Line: Can love and lust in such commingling meet?
Alternate Author Name(s): Cayzer, Charles
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Spirituality; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


AD ASTRA: 162, by CHARLES WHITWORTH WYNNE    Poem Text            
First Line: His life and teaching cannot be in vain
Last Line: What hand like his to lead us thro' the gloom?
Alternate Author Name(s): Cayzer, Charles
Subject(s): Graves; Jesus Christ; Religious Education; Tombs; Tombstones; Sunday Schools; Yeshivas; Parochial Schools


AD ASTRA: 163, by CHARLES WHITWORTH WYNNE    Poem Text            
First Line: What man would flinch or find it hard to die
Last Line: That all we cherish blooms beyond the grave?
Alternate Author Name(s): Cayzer, Charles
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


AD ASTRA: 165, by CHARLES WHITWORTH WYNNE    Poem Text            
First Line: Why should we dread the silence of the tomb?
Last Line: The soul soars toward the glory whence it came.
Alternate Author Name(s): Cayzer, Charles
Subject(s): Graves; Heaven; Mourning; Tombs; Tombstones; Paradise; Bereavement


AD FINEM, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The years they come and go
Last Line: "lady, I love but thee!"
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Love; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


AFTER DEATH, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ah! This delights me more than
Last Line: How I do pity them that pity me.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Death; Dreams; Graves; Life; Dead, The; Nightmares; Tombs; Tombstones


AFTER FORTY YEARS, by MAMIE A. MELOY    Poem Text            
First Line: The shining, friendly cottonwoods
Last Line: Beneath their changeless prairie sky.
Subject(s): Canadian River; Cottonwood Trees; Graves; Pioneers; Time; Tombs; Tombstones


AGED NINETY YEARS, by WILBERT SNOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The loneliness of her old age flashed clear
Last Line: Would sink, like her, in chilly arms of earth.
Alternate Author Name(s): Snow, Charles Wilber
Subject(s): Graves; Old Age; Solitude; Tombs; Tombstones; Loneliness


AIDEEN'S GRAVE, by SAMUEL FERGUSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: They heaved the stone; they heap'd the cairn
Last Line: Ben edar to the dead.
Subject(s): Graves; Grief; Tombs; Tombstones; Sorrow; Sadness


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


ALEXANDER J. FRASER, ESQ., by HUMBERT WOLFE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh, sad was the lot of the child we loved dearly
Last Line: The morrow that springs from the sleep of the tomb.
Subject(s): Death - Children; Graves; Grief; Life; Death - Babies; Tombs; Tombstones; Sorrow; Sadness


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


ALONE WITH GOD, by EDNA DEAN PROCTOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Beside the bier I watched his rest divine
Last Line: Each, in the stillness, was alone with god.
Alternate Author Name(s): Dean
Subject(s): Death; God; Graves; Love - Loss Of; Solitude; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones; Loneliness


AMARANTHUS, by CONDE BENOIST PALLEN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sweet quiet of death, made quieter by the sound
Last Line: Robed by his hand in immortality.
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Mortality; Sleep; Soul; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


AN ADDRESS TO THE PLEBIANS, SELECTION, by JOHN LEARMONT    Poem Text            
First Line: Poor crawlin' bodies, sair neglectit
Last Line: An' safest shield.
Subject(s): Courts & Courtiers; Death; Freedom; Graves; War; Royal Court Life; Royalty; Kings; Queens; Dead, The; Liberty; Tombs; Tombstones


AN EPITAPH UPON A WOMAN, AND HER CHILD, BURIED TOGETHER, by GEORGE WITHER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Beneath this marble stone doth lye
Last Line: For, tree, and fruit, shall spring againe.
Subject(s): Children; Graves; Mothers; Childhood; Tombs; Tombstones


AN IMAGINING, by BURGES JOHNSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Two sisters that I never saw
Last Line: Two little baby girls with wings.
Subject(s): Children; Death - Children; Graves; Imagination; Mothers; Childhood; Death - Babies; Tombs; Tombstones; Fancy


AN ODE (2), by MATTHEW PRIOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: At mary's tomb, (sad sacred place!
Last Line: And thou sustain'st the orb below.
Subject(s): Courts & Courtiers; Death; Graves; Heaven; Life; Mourning; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones; Paradise; Bereavement


AN OLD TOMB OPENED, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ivory and gold and jewels fashioned fine
Last Line: "behold, bright news of our long yesterday!"
Subject(s): Beauty; Courts & Courtiers; Death; Graves; Time; Royal Court Life; Royalty; Kings; Queens; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


AN UNWANTED BOY, by CLYDE MCGEE    Poem Text            
First Line: Poor little lad!
Last Line: A mother's true love.
Subject(s): Death - Children; Graves; Loss; Mothers & Sons; Mourning; Death - Babies; Tombs; Tombstones; Bereavement


ANDREE REXROTH: MT. TAMALPAIS, by KENNETH REXROTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The years have gone. It is spring
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Love; Mountains; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones; Hills; Downs (Great Britain)


ANECDOTE SYMPHONIOUS, by GEORGE JAMES MICHALOPOULOS    Poem Text            
First Line: I gaze at the too beautiful body of you laid down
Last Line: Laid down, so rest ... Rest....
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Worms; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


ANIMAL GRAVES, by CHASE TWICHELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The mower flipped it belly up
Subject(s): Graves; Death - Animals; Tombs; Tombstones


ANNA BULLEN, ACT 1: SHORT CURSE, by JOHN BANKS (17TH CENTURY-)    Poem Text            
First Line: Be curst the time of bullen's fatal birth
Last Line: And bury them in pits as deep as graves.
Subject(s): Curses; Disease; Graves; Leprosy; Small Pox; Tombs; Tombstones; Lepers


APPENDIX TO 'LAZARUS': 4, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Once saw I many a blooming flower
Last Line: To steep in lethe's blissful night.
Subject(s): Death; Flowers; Graves; Hearts; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


APRIL, by LOUIS GINSBERG    Poem Text            
First Line: Even when all my body sleeps
Last Line: My dust will dream of you!
Subject(s): April; Graves; Love - Nature Of; Tombs; Tombstones


ARCHEANASSA, by ASCLEPIADES OF SAMOS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Archeanassa lieth here
Last Line: Through what a fire you passed!
Alternate Author Name(s): Asklepiades Of Samos
Subject(s): Courtesans; Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


ARCHEDIKE, by SIMONIDES OF CEOS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The child of hippias, foremost captain once / in hellas' land, lies here
Last Line: She lifted not her heart to vanity.
Alternate Author Name(s): Simonides Of Keos
Subject(s): Death - Children; Graves; Death - Babies; Tombs; Tombstones


ARGUMENT OF A DISSENTER, by ROWLAND EYLES EGERTON-WARBURTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I never to the church will give
Last Line: That there is one dissenter less.
Alternate Author Name(s): Egerton-warburton, R. E.
Subject(s): Dissenters; Graves; Religion; Tombs; Tombstones; Theology


AT A FUNERAL, by WILFRID SCAWEN BLUNT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I loved her too, this woman who is dead
Last Line: Who do not weep.
Subject(s): Funerals; Graves; Grief; Love - Loss Of; Burials; Tombs; Tombstones; Sorrow; Sadness


AT A POET'S GRAVE, by FRANCIS LEDWIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When I leave down this pipe my friend
Last Line: And summer-bells are rung.
Subject(s): Death; Epitaphs; Flowers; Funerals; Graves; Sleep; Dead, The; Burials; Tombs; Tombstones


AT A TOMB, by RHYS CARPENTER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sleep-ah, ah, who dares to waken me
Last Line: In the grey twilight falling.
Subject(s): Daughters; Death; Graves; Grief; Sleep; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones; Sorrow; Sadness


AT BEETHOVEN'S GRAVE, by IGNAZ FRANZ CASTELLI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: From the high rock I marked a fountain breaking
Last Line: That thou may'st live, o deathless one, thou diest.
Alternate Author Name(s): Castelli, J. F.
Subject(s): Beethoven, Ludwig Van (1770-1827); Composers; Graves; Music & Musicians; Tombs; Tombstones


AT EUROMA, by HENRY CLARENCE KENDALL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: They built his mound of the rough, red ground
Last Line: And unvexed by the lordship of dreams.
Subject(s): Graves; New South Wales, Australia; Tombs; Tombstones


AT FORT PILLOW, by JAMES RYDER RANDALL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: You shudder as you think upon
Last Line: And one lone sister's desperate cry!
Subject(s): Graves; Southern States; War; Tombs; Tombstones; South (U.s.)


AT GOLDSMITH'S GRAVE, by ALEXANDER LOUIS FRASER    Poem Text            
First Line: To where he sleeps,-not near the honored dead
Last Line: Within the warm affections of mankind.
Subject(s): Goldsmith, Oliver (1730-1774); Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


AT HER GRAVE, by ARTHUR WILLIAM EDGAR O'SHAUGHNESSY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I have stay'd too long from your grave
Last Line: Where a weed will never grow.
Alternate Author Name(s): O'shaughnessy, Arthur W. E.
Subject(s): Graves; Mourning; Tombs; Tombstones; Bereavement


AT HIS GRAVE, by ALFRED AUSTIN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Leave me a little while alone
Last Line: Unchidden, on his grave!
Subject(s): Disraeli, Benjamin (1804-1881); Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


AT KEAT'S GRAVE, by JOHN BANISTER TABB    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I feel the flowers growing over me
Last Line: They weave around thee one perpetual spring.
Alternate Author Name(s): Father Tabb
Subject(s): Graves; Keats, John (1795-1821); Poetry & Poets; Tombs; Tombstones


AT LANIER'S GRAVE, by JOHN BANISTER TABB    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I stand beside a comrade tree
Last Line: That bears thy sacred name.
Alternate Author Name(s): Father Tabb
Subject(s): Graves; Lanier, Sidney (1842-1881); Tombs; Tombstones


AT LAST, by LEWIS MORRIS (1833-1907)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Let me at last be laid
Last Line: Where'er I lie, I shall not scorn my grave.
Subject(s): Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


AT ROMEO'S TOMB, by AMELIA JOSEPHINE BURR    Poem Text            
First Line: Ay, gentle stranger, here lies romeo
Last Line: Peace to thee, my son.
Subject(s): Graves; Romeo & Juliet; Tombs; Tombstones


AT SHAKESPEARE'S GRAVE, by IRVING BROWNE    Poem Text            
First Line: Dismiss your apprehension, pseudo bard
Last Line: Have quite reduced your dust to baconpowder.
Subject(s): Graves; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Tombs; Tombstones


AT THE BEAUTIFUL GATE, by EDWARD NOYES POMEROY    Poem Text            
First Line: She stood at the beautiful gate of heaven
Last Line: But never to be divided more.
Subject(s): Angels; Death - Children; Graves; Heaven; Death - Babies; Tombs; Tombstones; Paradise


AT THE GRAVE OF DANTE GABRIEL ROSSETTI, by H. T. MACKENZIE BELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Here of a truth the world's extremes are
Last Line: Fond love's regret that ne'er they saw his face.
Alternate Author Name(s): Bell, Mackenzie
Subject(s): Graves; Rossetti, Dante Gabriel (1828-1882); Tombs; Tombstones


AT THE GRAVE OF HEINE, by OLIVE TILFORD DARGAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: South-heart of song / in winter drest
Last Line: Through whose high morn the bird sings on.
Alternate Author Name(s): Burke, Fielding
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


AT THE GRAVE OF KEATS, by CHRISTOPHER PEARSE CRANCH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Long, long ago, in the sweet roman spring
Last Line: Whose perfume lives to-day.
Subject(s): Death; Flowers; Graves; Keats, John (1795-1821); Poetry & Poets; Roses; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


AT THE GRAVE OF ONE FORGOTTEN, by EFFIE WALLER SMITH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In a churchyard old and still
Last Line: Life is worth.
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Life; Memory; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


AT THE TOMB OF SENANCOUR, by FREDERIC ROWLAND MARVIN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In sevres before a tomb I stood and read
Last Line: We know he made us not to live in vain.
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Heaven; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones; Paradise


AT THE TOMBS OF THE HOUSE OF SAVOY, by WILLIAM JAY SMITH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Turin beneath, on the green banks of the po
Subject(s): Graves; Italy; Tombs; Tombstones; Italians


AT THERMOPYLAE, by SIMONIDES OF CEOS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tell them in lakedaimon, passer-by
Last Line: That here obedient to their word we lie.
Alternate Author Name(s): Simonides Of Keos
Variant Title(s): The Three Hundred;on The Army Of Spartans Who Died
Subject(s): Graves; Thermopylae, Battle Of; Tombs; Tombstones


AU TOMBEAU DU MARECHAL PET-DE-NAIN, by WILLIAM JAY SMITH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Travelers, pause - and lift your caps
Subject(s): Graves; Petain, Phillipe (1859-1951); Tombs; Tombstones


AUTUMN, by WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A stand of people
Subject(s): Graves; Leaves; Tombs; Tombstones


BALLADE DE MARGUERITE, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: I am weary of lying within the chase
Last Line: "o mother, hath one grave room for two?"
Subject(s): Death;graves; "dead, The;tombs;tombstones;


BALLDE DES PENDUS, by THEODORE FAULLAIN DE BANVILLE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Where wide the forest bows are spread
Last Line: This is king louis' orchard close!
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


BEACH BURIAL, by KENNETH SLESSOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Softly and humbly to the gulf of arabs
Subject(s): Graves; War; Tombs; Tombstones


BEFORE THE DOORS, by FRIEDRICH RUCKERT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I went to knock at riches' door
Last Line: But still—in the grave—there's room for more.
Alternate Author Name(s): Raimar, Freidmund
Subject(s): Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


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


BENEATH THE WATTLE BOUGHS, by FRANCES TYRRELL GILL    Poem Text            
First Line: The wattles were sweet with september's rain
Last Line: "'neath the blossoming wattles you'll find a grave!"
Subject(s): Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


BERKLEY CHURCHYARD, by FREDERIC ROWLAND MARVIN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How still are all the dead
Last Line: Our gift of love for men.
Subject(s): Churchyards; Death; Graves; Marble; Soldiers; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


BESIDE A BIER, by LOUISE CHANDLER MOULTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I had never kissed her her whole life long
Last Line: "it is cold, down here below."
Alternate Author Name(s): Chandler, Ellen Louise
Subject(s): Graves; Love; Tombs; Tombstones


BEYOND THE SUNSET, by HENRY CHAPPELL    Poem Text            
First Line: Beside the cripple's casement
Last Line: Beyond the sunset veil.
Subject(s): Death - Children; Flowers; Graves; Death - Babies; Tombs; Tombstones


BRAVADO, by CALE YOUNG RICE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When I am put to bed by death
Last Line: Senselessness to any thrust.
Subject(s): Death; Dirt; Graves; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


BUNK JOHNSON'S GRAVE AT NEW IBERIA, by JONATHAN WILLIAMS                Poet's Biography
First Line: Mr. Weeks, please don't bury me among them
Subject(s): Graves; Jazz; Johnson, Bunk (1889-1949); Music & Musicians; Tombs; Tombstones


BURIAL, by JOHN COWPER POWYS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Carrying tapers in soft white hands
Last Line: On the antichrist's last bed.
Subject(s): Alienation (Social Psychology); Churches; Funerals; Graves; Life; Sea; Estrangement; Outcasts; Cathedrals; Burials; Tombs; Tombstones; Ocean


BURIAL DETAIL, by ANDREW HUDGINS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Between each layer of tattered, broken flesh
Subject(s): Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


BURIAL HILL, by FREDERIC ROWLAND MARVIN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Gone with their beautiful faith
Last Line: If the dream of their worship came true?
Subject(s): Death; Funerals; Graves; Memory; Praise; Worship; Dead, The; Burials; Tombs; Tombstones


BURIAL RITES, by HAYDEN CARRUTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Did anyone ever believe that the dead woman
Last Line: Without expectation. They did them in despair.
Subject(s): Ancestors & Ancestry; Death; Despair; Graves; Tradition; Heritage; Heredity; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


BUTTERCUPS AND DAISIES, by ELIZA COOK    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I never see a young hand hold
Last Line: With buttercups and daisies.
Subject(s): Buttercups; Daisies; Flowers; Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


BY A PATRIOT'S GRAVE, by CARLYLE FERREN MACINTYRE    Poem Text            
First Line: Here lies a great heart seeping in the soil
Last Line: Red hecatombs before the whirlwind strewn.
Alternate Author Name(s): Macintyre, C. F.
Subject(s): Graves; Patriotism; Tombs; Tombstones


BY THE CLIFFS OF THE SEA (IN MEMORY OF SAMUEL BENNETT), by HENRY CLARENCE KENDALL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In a far-away glen of the hills
Last Line: On this grave by the cliffs of the sea.
Subject(s): Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


BY THE GREY GULF WATER, by ANDREW BARTON PATERSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Far to the northward there lies a land
Last Line: And I wish I were back by the grey gulf-water.
Alternate Author Name(s): Paterson, 'banjo'
Subject(s): Graves; Life; Nature; Singing & Singers; Soul; Tombs; Tombstones


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 NEAR THE SEA, by FRANK STANFORD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The word has no luck
Subject(s): Sea; Graves; Ocean; Tombs; Tombstones


CHANT DU MARIN, by JEAN REBOUL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The sea! Unfathom'd in its depth, unbounded in its flow
Last Line: Restore them not till doomsday shall awake and claim the dead.
Alternate Author Name(s): Reboul De Nimes, Jean
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


CHARLOTTE TEMPLE'S GRAVE (TRINITY CHURCHYARD), by BLANCHE A. SAWYER    Poem Text            
First Line: This slab was set to keep
Last Line: May serve as cup for birds!
Subject(s): Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


CHURCHILL'S GRAVE, by GEORGE GORDON BYRON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I stood beside the grave of him who blazed
Last Line: The glory and the nothing of a name.
Alternate Author Name(s): Byron, Lord; Byron, 6th Baron
Subject(s): Churchill, Charles (1731-1764); Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


COME BACK!, by ANNA BUNSTON DE BARY    Poem Text            
First Line: Oh why did you heed, eugene
Last Line: Come back for me, eugene, eugene!
Subject(s): Absence; Death; Graves; Kisses; Love - Loss Of; Separation; Isolation; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


COMPENSATION, by JOHN LANGDON JONES    Poem Text            
First Line: No winter has there been whose raging cold
Last Line: I can not hear the music that is thine.
Subject(s): Children; Graves; Winter; Childhood; Tombs; Tombstones


COMPLAINT OF FORGETTING THE DEAD, by JULES LAFORGUE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ladies and gentlemen / whose mothers are dead
Last Line: They go. ...
Subject(s): Death; Forgetfulness; Graves; Sleep; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


CONSUMMATION, by JAMES TERRY WHITE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Not poppies - plant not poppies on my grave
Last Line: That hints the scent of roses—as they pass.
Subject(s): Flowers; Graves; Roses; Tombs; Tombstones


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


CORN, by RUTH LECHLITNER    Poem Text            
First Line: Here at our side
Last Line: Let us walk softly . . . Softly.
Subject(s): Corn; Fields; Graves; Pastures; Meadows; Leas; Tombs; Tombstones


COWPER'S GRAVE, by ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It is a place where poets crowned / may feel the heart's decaying
Last Line: And I, on cowper's grave, should see his rapture in a vision.
Subject(s): Cowper, William (1731-1800); Graves; Poetry & Poets; Tombs; Tombstones


CREWBRAWN, by FRANCIS LEDWIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: White clouds that change and pass
Last Line: That hollows out the graves.
Subject(s): Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


DANCING ON THE GRAVE OF A SON OF A BITCH, by DIANE WAKOSKI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: God damn it, / at last I am going to dance on your grave,
Subject(s): Man-woman Relationship; Divorce; Farewell; Money; Dancing & Dancers; Graves; Parting; Tombs; Tombstones


DE PROFUNDIS, by AMELIA WOODWARD TRUESDELL    Poem Text            
First Line: My soul! / can this as truth abide
Last Line: We only die.
Subject(s): Bethlehem, Palestine; Death; Graves; Jesus Christ; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


DEAD OUT-OF-DOORS, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: High from the ground, and blown upon by air
Last Line: "to cry, ""o grave, where is thy victory!"
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Soul; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


DEATH - ETERNITY'S REALM, by LOUISE L. PANNULLO    Poem Text            
First Line: Peacefully yonder a million souls did sleep
Last Line: "do I exempt from my field—where eternity I do sow."
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Peace; Rest; Skulls; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


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'S JEST-BOOK, by THOMAS LOVELL BEDDOES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Am I a man of gingerbread that you should mould me to your liking?
Last Line: The curtain falls.
Subject(s): Depression, Mental; Graves; Love; Physicians; Sleep; Mentally Depressed; Mental Distress; Tombs; Tombstones; Doctors


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


DEBORARH YORK, by EDWARD NOYES POMEROY    Poem Text            
First Line: All along this fair 'foreside'
Last Line: Deborah york, a queen art thou.
Subject(s): Death; Funerals; Graves; Heaven; Saints; Dead, The; Burials; Tombs; Tombstones; Paradise


DECORATION DAY, by EFFIE WALLER SMITH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Scatter flowers o'er the graves
Last Line: Scatter them, scatter them o'er.
Subject(s): Graves; Heroism; Soldiers; Tombs; Tombstones; Heroes; Heroines


DECORATION DAY, by AMELIA WOODWARD TRUESDELL    Poem Text            
First Line: There are graves on many hill-sides
Last Line: Their censers swing in air.
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Holidays; Honor; Memorial Day; Prayer; Spanish-american War (1898); Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones; Declaration Day


DECORATION DAY ON THE PLACE, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It's lonesome - sorto' lonesome, - it's
Last Line: On ev'ry soldier's grave I'd love to lay a lily thare.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Flowers; Fourth Of July; Graves; Patriotism; Roses; Soldiers; Independence Day; Tombs; Tombstones


DEDICATION OF A POEM, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: "sweet, on the daisies of your english grave"
Last Line: "that he who brings them lays his heart, too, here"
Subject(s): Graves;india; Tombs;tombstones


DEFIANCE TO CUPID, by WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Not in this grave
Subject(s): Graves; Death; Life; Tombs; Tombstones; Dead, The


DERELICT, by JOHN DRINKWATER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The cloudy peril of the seas
Last Line: Shall time entomb.
Subject(s): Graves; Ignorance; Sex; Time; Tombs; Tombstones; Dullness; Stupdity


DESIDERIUM: IN MEMORIAM, S.F.A., by ANDREW LANG    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The call of homing rooks, the shrill
Last Line: Hadst pleasure still, I might not grieve.
Subject(s): Death; Death - Children; Graves; Grief; Dead, The; Death - Babies; Tombs; Tombstones; Sorrow; Sadness


DESOLATED GARDENS, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The trampling armies leave discomforted
Last Line: O desolated gardens, with your graves!
Subject(s): Birds; Flowers; Gardens & Gardening; Graves; Love; Soul; Tombs; Tombstones


DESOLATION, by THEOPHILE GAUTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the forest bleak and lonely
Last Line: Come and sing above my tomb!
Alternate Author Name(s): Theo, Le Bon
Subject(s): Birds; Death; Desolation; Graves; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


DESPAIR, by DENISE LEVERTOV    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: While we were visiting david's grave
Subject(s): Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


DION OF TARSUS, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: "dion of tarsus, here I lie, who sixty years have seen"
Last Line: "I was not ever wed, and would my father had not been!"
Subject(s): Death;graves; "dead, The;tombs;tombstones;


DIRGE, by FELICIA DOROTHEA HEMANS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Where shall we make her grave
Last Line: There -- lay her there!
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, Felicia Dorothea
Subject(s): Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


DIRGE FOR A SAILOR, by CLINTON SCOLLARD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Beyond the bourns of time and sleep
Last Line: This sailor's requiem!
Subject(s): Graves; Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Tombs; Tombstones; Ocean


DISCOURAGEMENT, by JOHN LAWSON STODDARD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Forward, comrades, ever forward!
Last Line: We are nothing but the spray.
Subject(s): Graves; Love; Mankind; Mercy; Tombs; Tombstones; Human Race


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


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


DUTCH GRAVES IN BUCKS COUNTY, by WALLACE STEVENS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Angry men and furious machines
Subject(s): Bucks County, Pennsylvania; Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


EARTH TO EARTH, by KATHERINE HARRIS BRADLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I stood to hear that bold
Last Line: Oh, poor lips left behind!
Alternate Author Name(s): Field, Michael (With Edith Emma Cooper)
Subject(s): Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


ELEGY, by EDMUND CHARLES BLUNDEN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The chinese tombs / some, sqaures of shrubby trees, some, peaks and mounds
Last Line: Ends those graves.
Alternate Author Name(s): Blunden, Edmund
Subject(s): Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


ELEGY ON MR. WILLIAM SMITH: MR. SMITH IS DEAD, by THOMAS CHATTERTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ascend, my muse, on sorrow's sable plume
Last Line: The blood-stained tomb where smith and comfort lie.
Subject(s): Blood; Death; Graves; Grief; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones; Sorrow; Sadness


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


ELIZABETH, by LUCY LARCOM    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A white stone glimmers through the firs
Last Line: And there thou art, elizabeth!
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


ENDING WITH A LINE FROM LEAR, by MARVIN BELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I will try to remember. It was light
Last Line: Never. Never. Never. Never. Never.
Subject(s): Children; Dramatists; Fathers & Sons; Funerals; Graves; Grief; Lear, King; Parents; Plays & Playwrights ; Poetry & Poets; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Childhood; Burials; Tombs; Tombstones; Sorrow; Sadness; Parenthood; Dramatists


ENSIGN WORTH BAGLEY, by EFFIE WALLER SMITH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Twas not in the way he'd hoped for
Last Line: She mourns his loss with tears.
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Nations; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


EPIGRAM, by ROWLAND EYLES EGERTON-WARBURTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Through life the poor dolt who lies buried below
Last Line: The inscription upon it will trouble his rest.
Alternate Author Name(s): Egerton-warburton, R. E.
Subject(s): Epigram (As Literary Form); Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


EPIGRAM, by ROWLAND EYLES EGERTON-WARBURTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Of old, when the church-building coffer was full
Last Line: Congregational chapels require a queen's pig!
Alternate Author Name(s): Egerton-warburton, R. E.
Subject(s): Epigram (As Literary Form); Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


EPIGRAM, by ROWLAND EYLES EGERTON-WARBURTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Stone ox! If we were hungry you would satisfy but little us
Last Line: You never were a calf; though carv'd, you were not carv'd to victual us.
Alternate Author Name(s): Egerton-warburton, R. E.
Subject(s): Epigram (As Literary Form); Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


EPIGRAM ON A MEDIEVAL TOMB, by R. T. KERLIN    Poem Text            
First Line: Long buried, like some inca's horde, behold!
Last Line: Amid this dust-heap gleam bright bars of gold.
Subject(s): Graves; Yale University; Tombs; Tombstones


EPILOGUE, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Graves they say are warm'd by glory
Last Line: Such as homer sang is zero.
Subject(s): Courts & Courtiers; Graves; Mythology; Royal Court Life; Royalty; Kings; Queens; Tombs; Tombstones


EPITAPH, by THOMAS LOVELL BEDDOES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The form's divinity, the heart's best grace
Last Line: Of one best union of that deathless twain.
Subject(s): Epitaphs; Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


EPITAPH, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I loved, was loved. The puff of smoke called life
Last Line: I lie where I may dream, nor dream in vain.
Subject(s): Death; Dreams; Epitaphs; Graves; Life; Love; Dead, The; Nightmares; Tombs; Tombstones


EPITAPH OF CONSTANTINE KANARIS, by KARL WILHELM MULLER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I am constantine kanaris
Last Line: Till I rise from earth again!
Alternate Author Name(s): Muller, Wilhelm
Subject(s): Epitaphs; God; Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


EPITAPH ON A YOUNG LADY, by DAVID MALLET    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: This humble grave though no proud structure graces
Last Line: And holy friendship stands a mourner here.
Alternate Author Name(s): Malloch, David
Subject(s): Epitaphs; Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


EPITAPH ON EROTION, by MARCUS VALERIUS MARTIALIS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Underneath this greedy stone
Last Line: The only melancholy stone.
Alternate Author Name(s): Martial
Variant Title(s): Erotion
Subject(s): Death - Children; Epitaphs; Graves; Death - Babies; Tombs; Tombstones


EPITAPH ON LEVI LINCOLN THAXTER; INSCRIBED ON A ROCK ABOVE THE GRAVE, by ROBERT BROWNING    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thou, whom these eyes saw never! Say friends true
Last Line: Help me with knowledge -- for life's old -- death's new!
Subject(s): Epitaphs; Graves; Thaxter, Levi Lincoln (1824-1884); Tombs; Tombstones


EPITAPH ON THE TOMB OF SIR EDWARD GILES AND HIS WIFE, by ROBERT HERRICK    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: No trust to metals nor to marbles, when
Last Line: And so to bed: pray wish us all good rest.
Variant Title(s): Epitaph For Sir Edward Giles And His Wife
Subject(s): Devonshire, England; Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


EPITAPH ON THE TOMBSTONE OF A CHILD, LAST OF SEVEN THAT DIED BEFORE, by APHRA BEHN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: This little, silent, gloomy monument
Last Line: Spread their gay wings before the throne, and smile.
Alternate Author Name(s): Astraea; Behn, Afara; Behn, Apharra; Amis, Ayfara
Subject(s): Death - Children; Graves; Death - Babies; Tombs; Tombstones


EPITAPH OVER THE GRAVE OF TWO BROTHERS, A CHILD AND A YOUTH, by FELICIA DOROTHEA HEMANS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thou, that canst gaze upon thine own fair boy
Last Line: Where god hath sealed the fount of hope he gave.
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, Felicia Dorothea
Subject(s): Brothers; Death - Children; Graves; Half-brothers; Death - Babies; Tombs; Tombstones


EPITAPH: 22, by MARGARET SACKVILLE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I had a name, a place, who now have none
Last Line: On a grey slab is all I've had of fame!
Subject(s): Death; Epitaphs; Fame; Graves; Dead, The; Reputation; Tombs; Tombstones


EPITAPH: 25, by MARGARET SACKVILLE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The scent of faded roses once a-bloom
Last Line: I waked—then slept with summer and her flowers.
Subject(s): Death; Epitaphs; Flowers; Graves; Roses; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


EPITAPH: 3, by MARGARET SACKVILLE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My burial place
Last Line: Through the long dark.
Subject(s): Death; Epitaphs; Graves; Silence; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


EPITAPHS OF THE WAR, 1914-18: A GRAVE NEAR CAIRO, by RUDYARD KIPLING    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Gods of the nile, should this stout fellow here
Last Line: Get out -- get out! He knows not shame nor fear.
Subject(s): Graves; World War I; Tombs; Tombstones; First World War


EPITAPHS OF THE WAR, 1914-18: SALONIKAN GRAVE, by RUDYARD KIPLING    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I have watched a thousand days
Subject(s): Graves; Greece; World War I; Tombs; Tombstones; Greeks; First World War


EPITHALAMIUM, by LEO KENNEDY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: This body of my mother, pierced by me
Last Line: My sister, heralded by no moan, no sound.
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Marriage; Parents; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones; Weddings; Husbands; Wives; Parenthood


ERIC'S DIRGE, by DAVID MACBETH MOIR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Shon'st thou but to pass away
Last Line: Flowers we strew above thee!
Alternate Author Name(s): Delta
Subject(s): Death; Flowers; Funerals; Graves; Soldiers; Dead, The; Burials; Tombs; Tombstones


ETRUSCAN TOMB, by JOHN FREDERICK NIMS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tarchna dreams by the distant ocean
Subject(s): Etruscan Civilization; Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


ETRUSCAN TOMBS, by AGNES MARY F. ROBINSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: To think the face we love shall ever die
Last Line: The golden promise in their fleshless hands.
Alternate Author Name(s): Duclaux, Madame Emile; Darmesteter, Mary; Robinson, A. Mary F.
Subject(s): Etruscan Civilization; Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


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


FAMELESS GRAVES, by PAUL HAMILTON HAYNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I walked the ancient graveyard's ample round
Last Line: To bless our earth with peace.
Subject(s): Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


FATHER SON AND HOLY GHOST, by AUDRE LORDE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I have not ever seen my father's grave
Alternate Author Name(s): Adisa-warrior, Gamba
Subject(s): Fathers & Daughters; Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


FEE SIMPLE, by CALE YOUNG RICE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I have brought me a bed in earth
Last Line: That I who am sleeping am I.
Subject(s): Death; Earth; Flowers; Graves; Sleep; Dead, The; World; 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


FIELD BURIAL, by CARROLL CARSTAIRS    Poem Text            
First Line: Dying so young, may I retain of youth'
Last Line: "shall blossom into clover, gorse and flower."
Subject(s): Death - Children; Graves; Death - Babies; Tombs; Tombstones


FOR MY OWN MONUMENT, by MATTHEW PRIOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As doctors give physic by way of prevention
Last Line: He cares not--yet, prithee, be kind to his fame.
Subject(s): Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


FOR ONE WHO WAS LOVELY, by BERTYE YOUNG WILLIAMS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lilacs of springtime
Last Line: She who was lovely has fallen asleep.
Alternate Author Name(s): Williams, B. Y.
Subject(s): Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


FOR THE DUE IMPROVEMENT OF A FUNERAL SOLEMNITY, by JOHN BYROM    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Around the grave of a departed friend
Last Line: In grace, and love, and fellowship divine.
Subject(s): Coffins; Death; Friends, Religious Society Of; Funerals; Graves; Heaven; Dead, The; Quakers; Burials; Tombs; Tombstones; Paradise


FRAGMENTS OF ANCIENT POETRY, COLLECTED IN HIGHLANDS OF SCOTLAND, SELECTION, by JAMES MACPHERSON    Poem Text            
First Line: I sit by the mossy fountain; on top of the hill of winds
Last Line: Passest, when mid-day is silent around.
Alternate Author Name(s): Ossian
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Grief; Poetry & Poets; Solitude; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones; Sorrow; Sadness; Loneliness


FROM A FELUCCA, by CALE YOUNG RICE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A white tomb in the desert
Last Line: And on the sky his calm.
Subject(s): Arabia; Deserts; Food & Eating; Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


GENTLEMAN JIM, by DANIEL O'CONNELL (1849-1899)    Poem Text            
First Line: In the diamond shaft worked gentleman jim
Last Line: In the glory that hallows the martyr's grave.
Subject(s): Death; Diamonds; Graves; Martyrs; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


GERSUIND, by GEORGE SYLVESTER VIERECK    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Some amorous demon wrought your limbs
Last Line: And pray until the doom of dawn.
Subject(s): Graves; Kisses; Love; Voices; Women; Tombs; Tombstones


GHELUVELT; EPITAPH ON THE WORCESTERS, by ROBERT SEYMOUR BRIDGES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Askest thou of these graves? They'll tell thee
Last Line: Battle.
Alternate Author Name(s): Bridges, Robert+(2)
Subject(s): Graves; Worcestershire, England; World War I; Tombs; Tombstones; First World War


GOOFER-DUST, by THOMAS LUX    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Babies; Graves; Infants; Tombs; Tombstones


GRAVE, by BILLY COLLINS            Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Graves; Parents; Tombs; Tombstones; Parenthood


GRAVE IN THE HILLS, by CAROLINE MCCARTY    Poem Text            
First Line: Tucked in by hills, sheltering, mild
Last Line: And softly shuts the door.
Subject(s): Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


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


GRAVES, by FRANCIS SALTUS SALTUS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The sad night wind, sighing o'er sea and strand
Last Line: And lull the long grass over baudelaire.
Subject(s): Graves; Grief; Night; Wind; Tombs; Tombstones; Sorrow; Sadness; Bedtime


GRAVES, by CARL SANDBURG    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I dreamed one man stood against a thousand
Last Line: I love you and your great way of forgetting.
Subject(s): Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


GRAY; FOR A PICTURE, by FORD MADOX FORD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The firelight gilds the patterns on the walls
Last Line: And wonder who shall do the like again.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hueffer, Ford Hermann; Hueffer, Ford Madox
Subject(s): Death; Farm Life; Graves; Dead, The; Agriculture; Farmers; Tombs; Tombstones


GREAT DAYS, by CHARLES WILLIAM BRODRIBB    Poem Text            
First Line: Vanish, every idle thought!
Last Line: Giant hearts shall rule these days.
Subject(s): Death; Graves; World War I; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones; First World War


GUALTERUS DANISTONUS AD AMICOS, by MATTHEW PRIOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Studious the busy moments to deceive
Last Line: Be now cut off, betwixt the grave and thee.
Subject(s): Death; Future; Graves; Happiness; Life; Memory; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones; Joy; Delight


GUSTAV GOTTHEIL, by GEORGE ALEXANDER KOHUT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: God healed him while he slept
Last Line: Chant kaddish at the tomb.
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Jews; Spiritual Healing; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones; Judaism; Faith-cure


HELENA, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thou hast call'd me forth from out of the grave
Last Line: The dead are never contented.
Subject(s): Graves; Love; Soul; Tombs; Tombstones


HIGH NOON AT MIDSUMMER ON THE CAMPAGNA, by WILLIAM SHARP    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: High noon
Last Line: Of noon.
Alternate Author Name(s): Macleod, Fiona
Subject(s): Graves; Night; Rome, Italy; Time; Tombs; Tombstones; Bedtime


HILL MAN'S BURIAL, by LILLIAN M. (PETTES) AINSWORTH    Poem Text            
First Line: Over the wind-blown snow, drifting drearily
Last Line: The long black box to the grave in the hollow.
Subject(s): Animals; Death; Graves; Horses; Snow; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


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


HIS OWN EPITAPH, by PAUL SCARRON    Poem Text            
First Line: He who underground doth slumber
Last Line: Felt sound slumber overtake him.
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


HOME, by PATRICK MACGILL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I'm back again in glenties and the autumn wind / is blowing
Last Line: By the grave that holds my colleen in a glen of donegal.
Subject(s): Absence; Donegal, Ireland; Graves; Home; Love; Old Age; Separation; Isolation; Tombs; Tombstones


HOMES AND GRAVES, by THOMAS KIBBLE HERVEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How beautiful a world were ours
Last Line: Like childhood's -- it hath not a grave!
Subject(s): Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


HOPING AGAINST HOPE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: If he would come today, today, today
Last Line: But sleep on all the same.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Variant Title(s): If
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Hope; Love; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones; Optimism


HOW GILBERT DIED, by ANDREW BARTON PATERSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There's never a stone at the sleeper's head
Last Line: Can tell you how gilbert died.
Alternate Author Name(s): Paterson, 'banjo'
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Night; Sleep; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones; Bedtime


HOW IT WILL HAPPEN, WHEN, by DORIANNE LAUX    Poem Text         Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: There you are, exhausted from another night of crying
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Heaven; Women; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones; Paradise


I DREAM, by ELLA WHEELER WILCOX    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh, I have dreams. I sometimes dream of life
Last Line: This is my dream of death.
Alternate Author Name(s): Wilson, Robert, Mrs.
Subject(s): Death; Dreams; Graves; Life; Love; Soul; Dead, The; Nightmares; Tombs; Tombstones


I'D GIVE YOU MY SEAT IF I WERE HERE, by RON PADGETT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The shadows these flowers are making on each other
Last Line: And you know and you know.
Subject(s): Dreams; Funerals - At Sea; Graves; Nightmares; Burials At Sea; Tombs; Tombstones


IF I SHOULD WAKE, by EMILY HUNTINGTON MILLER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: If I should wake, on some soft, silent night
Last Line: Bereft anew of love's dear, changeless thought.
Subject(s): Death; Dusk; Graves; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


IF SO TOMORROW SAVES, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Heaven overarches earth and sea
Last Line: If so tomorrow saves?
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Earth; Graves; Heaven; Sea; World; Tombs; Tombstones; Paradise; Ocean


IMMORTALITY, by M. EDWARD ROSENZWEIG    Poem Text            
First Line: Soft falls the snow, -like a silent veil
Last Line: And my footprints are lost, as soft falls the snow.
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Heaven; Memory; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones; Paradise


IMPLEMENTS FROM THE 'TOMB OF THE POET'; PIRAEUS ARCHEOLOGICAL MUSEUM, by ALICE E. STALLINGS    Poem Text            
First Line: On the journey to the mundane afterlife
Alternate Author Name(s): Stallings, A. E.
Subject(s): Graves; Museums; Tombs; Tombstones; Art Gallerys


IN A GRAVEYARD, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: Here rests in god' 'tis all we read
Last Line: Step softly here -- 'he rests in god'
Subject(s): Death;graves; "dead, The;tombs;tombstones;


IN FUTURO, by THEOPHILE GAUTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: E'en now, from mountain or from plain
Last Line: My heart shall mingle with the clod.
Alternate Author Name(s): Theo, Le Bon
Subject(s): Coffins; Death; Future; Graves; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


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 PARIS, by ARTHUR PETERSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I stood in paris at the tomb
Last Line: A caesar, from the caesars' home.
Subject(s): Caesar, Julius (100-44 B.c.); Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


IN PHARAOH'S TOMB, by HAYDEN CARRUTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In pharaoh's tomb the darkness reigns
Last Line: "vision's not what you wanted."
Subject(s): Courts & Courtiers; Crime & Criminals; Egypt; Graves; Pyramids; Royal Court Life; Royalty; Kings; Queens; Tombs; Tombstones


IN THE CREVICE OF TIME, by JOSEPHINE JACOBSEN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The bison, or tiger, or whatever beast
Last Line: For all, a celebration and a burial
Subject(s): Hunting And Bunters; Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


IN THE GRAVEYARD AT FORT MONCKTON, N.B. (GRAVES MARKED 1755 AND 1756), by ALEXANDER LOUIS FRASER    Poem Text            
First Line: This lonely garden more than half-way round
Last Line: From out these graves in this old garden's heart!
Subject(s): Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


IN THE STRAND, by LEWIS MORRIS (1833-1907)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the midst of the busy and roaring strand
Last Line: It preaches its mystical promise of life.
Subject(s): Graves; Hope; Strand, London; Tombs; Tombstones; Optimism


IN TUSCANY: MINOR NOTES; TWELVE RISPETTI: 9, by CORA RANDALL FABBRI    Poem Text            
First Line: I saw a grave beneath a cypress-tree
Last Line: I would that grave were mine, and I were there.
Subject(s): Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


INDIAN MOUND, by IDA LITTLE HALE    Poem Text            
First Line: Beside the road a crumbling old shell mound
Last Line: The mound serenely dreams while years go by.
Subject(s): Graves; Native Americans; Tombs; Tombstones; Indians Of America; American Indians; Indians Of South America


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


INOCULATION FOR THE SMALL POX, by JOHN BYROM    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I heard two neighbours talk the other night
Last Line: As when in health to drive it there by art?
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Health; Sickness; Small Pox; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones; Illness


INSCRIPTION FOR A GRAVE, by ELMER GUSTAFSON    Poem Text            
First Line: All is enclosed here: the winds of time
Last Line: Place of healing for sore bruises, surgery for ancient scars.
Subject(s): Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


INSCRIPTION FOR A GRAVESTONE, by ROBINSON JEFFERS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I am not dead, I have only become inhuman
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


INSCRIPTION FOR A TABLET AT GODSTOW NUNNERY, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Here, stranger, rest thee! From the neighbouring towers
Last Line: Young man, and learn to reverence womankind!
Subject(s): Graves; Honor; Nuns; Oxford, England; Rest; Strangers; Women; Tombs; Tombstones


INSCRIPTION FOR A TABLET AT SILBURY-HILL, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: This mound in some remote and dateless day
Last Line: Lives in the eternal register of heaven.
Subject(s): Advice; Future Life; God; Graves; Morality; Strangers; Travel; Retribution; Eternity; After Life; Tombs; Tombstones; Ethics; Journeys; Trips


INSCRIPTION FOR A TABLET ON THE BANKS OF A STREAM, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Stranger! Awhile upon this mossy bank
Last Line: Of innocence, and thou shalt find her there.
Subject(s): Comfort; Graves; Happiness; Innocence; Rivers; Tombs; Tombstones; Joy; Delight


INSCRIPTION FOR THE GRAVES AT PEA RIDGE, ARKANSAS, by HERMAN MELVILLE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Let none misgive we died amiss
Last Line: But marched, and fell -- victorious!
Subject(s): American Civil War; Graves; U.s. - History; Tombs; Tombstones


INSCRIPTIONS, by JOHN BANISTER TABB    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The epitaph of night
Last Line: Above each grave.
Alternate Author Name(s): Father Tabb
Subject(s): Day; Graves; Night; Tombs; Tombstones; Bedtime


INSCRIPTIONS: 3, by MARK AKENSIDE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Whoe'er thou art whose path in summer lies
Last Line: That riches cannot pay for truth or love.
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Grief; Mourning; Travel; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones; Sorrow; Sadness; Bereavement; Journeys; Trips


IONA: THE GRAVES OF THE KINGS, by ROBINSON JEFFERS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I wish not to lie here
Subject(s): Graves; Iona, Scotland; Tombs; Tombstones


IT CAN NOT BE, by JOHN TROTWOOD MOORE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It can not be that this poor life shall end us!
Last Line: Because god lives!
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Love; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


IT IS WELL, by LUCY H. HOOPER    Poem Text            
First Line: Twas a low grave they led me to, o'ergrown
Last Line: "above that quiet refuge -- ""it is well."
Subject(s): Death - Children; Graves; Death - Babies; Tombs; Tombstones


JACK DEMPSEY'S GRAVE, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: Far out in the wilds of oregon
Last Line: "unmarked, leave dempsey's grave"
Subject(s): "boxing & Boxers;cowboys;dempsey, Jack (1895-1983);graves;oregon;ranch Life;west (U.s.);" Tombs;tombstones;southwest;pacific States


JOE, by EDWARD NOYES POMEROY    Poem Text            
First Line: My darling's silent pet
Last Line: She never envies him.
Subject(s): Absence; Death; Graves; Grief; Heaven; Love; Separation; Isolation; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones; Sorrow; Sadness; Paradise


JOHN OF TOURS, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: John of tours is back with peace
Last Line: "aye, and still you have room to spare, / for you must shut the baby there"
Subject(s): Death;graves;love - Marital;peace; "dead, The;tombs;tombstones;wedded Love;marriage - Love;


JOSIE MORRIS, by KAREN SWENSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Beyond the petroglyph, / a child's greasy handprint on rock
Last Line: In the sun.
Subject(s): Graves; Imagination; Women; Tombs; Tombstones; Fancy


KEATS, by JAMES RYDER RANDALL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Beyond the wall that belts the town
Last Line: It heaves its billows over earth!
Subject(s): Graves; Keats, John (1795-1821); Poetry & Poets; Tombs; Tombstones


KEATS' GRAVE IN ROME, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Though thou liest prone and mute
Last Line: Draw our hearts unto thy grave!
Subject(s): Flowers; Graves; Keats, John (1795-1821); Poetry & Poets; Sleep; Summer; Trees; Tombs; Tombstones


KORNER AND HIS SISTER, by FELICIA DOROTHEA HEMANS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Green wave the oak for ever o'er thy rest
Last Line: Lyre, sword, and flower, farewell!
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, Felicia Dorothea
Variant Title(s): The Grave Of Korner
Subject(s): Graves; Grief; Korner, Karl Theodor (1791-1813); Sisters; Women; Tombs; Tombstones; Sorrow; Sadness


LA PAMPA, by NORMAN DUBIE                Poet's Biography
First Line: The dead truck sits in the shimmering wheat
Last Line: In white pajamas and turquoise slippers.
Subject(s): Brothers; Fathers; Graves; Librarians & Libraries; Half-brothers; Tombs; Tombstones; Library; Librarians


LAIRD BROOKS OF HODDAM'S GRAVE, by EDITH M. GILL    Poem Text            
First Line: There's many a grave where in scotland I'd sleep
Last Line: If I could get up now and then for a peep.
Subject(s): Graves; Scotland; Sleep; Tombs; Tombstones


LARABELLE, by LEVI BISHOP    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Harp of the west! That long hath silent hung
Last Line: The muse may add a laurel to the brave.
Subject(s): Graves; Muses; Singing & Singers; War; Tombs; Tombstones; Songs


LARABELLE; CANTO FOURTH, by LEVI BISHOP    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The search without success, tho' wide and far
Last Line: Of johny green and worthy larabelle.
Subject(s): Graves; Love; Nations; Tombs; Tombstones


LAST GIFT, by FREDRICA KAY    Poem Text            
First Line: They have laid me here on this windy hill
Last Line: Thru the long grass overhead.
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Love - Loss Of; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


LEGEND OF A TOMB IN FLORENCE, by LOUISE CHANDLER MOULTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Here he is, in marble, waiting by a tomb
Last Line: And the knight and lady heavenward will go.
Alternate Author Name(s): Chandler, Ellen Louise
Subject(s): Florence, Italy; Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


LIFE OUT OF DEATH, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now I've said all I would, mother
Last Line: "heaven."
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Life; Love; Mothers; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


LILIES: 4. BLOSSOMS ABOVE A TOMB, by GEORGE BARLOW (1847-1913)    Poem Text            
First Line: For beatrice a red rose, and a white
Last Line: He sowed, behold the interminable corn!
Subject(s): Flowers; Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


LINES COMPOSED AT THE REQUEST OF A DEAR FRIEND SUFFERING FROM GRIEF, by JANET HAMILTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O earth! Abode of grief and sin
Last Line: The grave.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hamilton, Janet Thompson
Subject(s): Death; Depression, Mental; Friendship; Graves; Grief; Peace; Dead, The; Mentally Depressed; Mental Distress; Tombs; Tombstones; Sorrow; Sadness


LINES, WRITTEN AFTER A VISIT TO GRAVE OF WILLIAM MOTHERWELL, by WILLIAM KENNEDY    Poem Text            
First Line: Place we a stone at his head and his feet
Last Line: Feelings akin to the lost poet's own.
Subject(s): Graves; Motherwell, William (1797-1835); Tombs; Tombstones


LITTLE JOHNNY, by ELIZABETH DOTEN    Poem Text            
First Line: Sing not, o blessed angels!
Last Line: "and helpers of their joy."
Alternate Author Name(s): Doten, Lizzie
Subject(s): Angels; Death - Children; Graves; Love; Sympathy; Death - Babies; Tombs; Tombstones; Empathy


LOIS HOUSE, by JULIA A. MOORE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Come all ye young people of every degree,
Last Line: And gently laid her down to rest in her tomb.
Alternate Author Name(s): Sweet Singer Of Michigan
Subject(s): Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


LOVE, by PATRICK MACGILL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Love will live while the pale stars glow, while the / world shall last
Last Line: The soul will seek in the great afar the endless love.
Subject(s): Death; Flowers; Graves; Love; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


LYRICAL INTERLUDE: 34, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When in the tomb, my mistress fair
Last Line: Still clasp'd in embraces enthralling.
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Kisses; Love; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


LYRICAL INTERLUDE: 60, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In vision I lately was weeping
Last Line: Continued to flow as before.
Subject(s): Dreams; Graves; Love; Tears; Nightmares; Tombs; Tombstones


LYRICAL INTERLUDE: 69, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Night lay upon mine eyelids
Last Line: And lo! -- from sleep I woke.
Subject(s): Dreams; Eyes; Graves; Hair; Night; Nightmares; Tombs; Tombstones; Bedtime


MAGIC, by PUBLIUS OVIDIUS NASO    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ye elves of hills, brooks, standing lakes, and groves
Last Line: By my so potent art.
Alternate Author Name(s): Ovid
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Mythology - Classical; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


MAPLE SYRUP, by DONALD HALL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: August, goldenrod blowing. We walk
Subject(s): Farm Life; Graves; Agriculture; Farmers; Tombs; Tombstones


MARSHAL SCHWERIN'S GRAVE, by FELICIA DOROTHEA HEMANS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thou didst fall in the field with thy silver hair
Last Line: To win thee but this at last?
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, Felicia Dorothea
Subject(s): Graves; Prague, Czech Republic; Tombs; Tombstones


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


MARY AND AGNES BERRY; IN MEMORIAM, by RICHARD MONCKTON MILNES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Two friends within one grave we place
Last Line: That gilds this open grave.
Alternate Author Name(s): Houghton, 1st Baron; Houghton, Lord
Subject(s): Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


MAUREEN, by AGNES ITA HANRAHAN    Poem Text            
First Line: Ay, yonder the thrushes is pipin' now
Last Line: Maureen—maureen!
Subject(s): Absence; Death - Children; Flowers; Girls; Graves; Heaven; Roses; Separation; Isolation; Death - Babies; Tombs; Tombstones; Paradise


MEDITATIONS ON THE SEPULCHRE IN THE GARDEN, by PHILIP DODDRIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The sepulchres, how thick they stand
Last Line: A paradise reserved for me.
Subject(s): Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


MEEK CANDIDATES FOR GRAVE SPACE, by LEO KENNEDY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In shrouds distinct, on palls apart
Last Line: To bid corruption start.
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


MEETING (2), by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I said goodbye in hope
Last Line: But it is past.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Hope; Life; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones; Optimism


MONUMENTAL INSCRIPTION, by FELICIA DOROTHEA HEMANS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Earth! Guard what here we lay in holy trust
Last Line: They were of thee, and thou hast claimed thine own!
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, Felicia Dorothea
Subject(s): Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


MOODS, by AMICUS [PSEUD.]    Poem Text            
First Line: O pensive passenger! Do not deny
Last Line: This narrow spot the vernal maiden's doom
Alternate Author Name(s): Amicus
Subject(s): Cold;death;graves;grief; "dead, The;tombs;tombstones;sorrow;sadness;


MOSES, by N. N.    Poem Text            
First Line: Thrones that stood and realms that flourished
Last Line: As his birthright's sacred fountain?
Subject(s): Death; God; Graves; Heaven; Jews; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones; Paradise; Judaism


MOSES ON MOUNT NEBO, by I. SOLOMON    Poem Text            
First Line: He stood on nebo's lofty crest
Last Line: He sleeps, his sepulchre unknown.
Subject(s): Bible; Death; Graves; Jews; Moses; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones; Judaism


MOTHER AND CHILD AT THE CAPITOL; JUNE, 1921, by GRACE GUILLE PURSE    Poem Text            
First Line: Where is the soldier? The unknown
Last Line: Brings not its gift in vain!
Subject(s): Capitol, Washington, D.c.; Death; Graves; Mothers; Mothers & Sons; Soldiers; Washington, D.c.; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


MY GIRL, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: A little corner with its crib
Last Line: A little kiss -- my girl is gone
Subject(s): Courage;death;girls;graves; "valor;bravery;dead, The;tombs;tombstones;


MY GRAVE, by ELIZA COOK    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sweet is the ocean grave, under the azure wave
Last Line: There be the sleeping-place chosen by me.
Subject(s): Graves; Sea; Tombs; Tombstones; Ocean


MY GRAVE, by THOMAS OSBORNE DAVIS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Shall they bury me in the deep
Last Line: If one were sure to be buried so.
Subject(s): Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


MY GRAVE, by ELLA WHEELER WILCOX    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: If, when I die, I must be buried, let
Last Line: And too deep silence would distress me, dead.
Alternate Author Name(s): Wilson, Robert, Mrs.
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


MY LOST FRIENDS, by JOHN LAWSON STODDARD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: One by one they have slipped from earth
Last Line: Whose shores I cannot trace.
Subject(s): Death; Earth; Friendship; Graves; Love; Soul; Dead, The; World; Tombs; Tombstones


MY RUTHERS, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I tell you what I'd ruther do
Last Line: Ef I only had my ruthers.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Graves; Politics & Government; Tombs; Tombstones


MY SONG, by CARROLL RYAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: To understand the song I sing
Last Line: You'll understand my song.
Alternate Author Name(s): Ryan, William Thomas Carroll
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Grief; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones; Sorrow; Sadness


MY UPPER SHELVES, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Close at my feet in stolid rows they sit
Last Line: So long as love is love and blooms a sole red rose!
Subject(s): Books; Emerson, Ralph Waldo (1803-1882); Graves; Love; Poetry & Poets; Reading; Tombs; Tombstones


NAPLES; INSCRIBED TO ROBERT C. WATERSON, OF BOSTON, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I give thee joy! - I know to thee
Last Line: "writing the grave with flowers: ""arisen again!"
Subject(s): Graves; Naples, Italy; Tombs; Tombstones


NIGHT THOUGHTS; THE CONSOLATION: 9, by EDWARD YOUNG (1683-1765)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As when a traveller, a long day past
Last Line: And midnight, universal midnight! Reigns.
Subject(s): Death; Future Life; God; Graves; Life; Mankind; Night; Time; Travel; Dead, The; Retribution; Eternity; After Life; Tombs; Tombstones; Human Race; Bedtime; Journeys; Trips


NO ROOM, by CALE YOUNG RICE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There never was room for her anywhere
Last Line: Lena? Louise? Lisette?
Subject(s): Death; Funerals; Graves; Names; Dead, The; Burials; Tombs; Tombstones


NOT THE HUSHED GRAVE, by VILDA SAUVAGE OWENS    Poem Text            
First Line: Hill-folk, who long have lived among the
Last Line: Will find some dear, remembered english lane.
Subject(s): Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


NOT TO BE DWELLED ON, by HEATHER MCHUGH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Self-interest cropped up even there,
Subject(s): Graves; Death; Tombs; Tombstones; Dead, The


NOVEMBER, by ALEXANDER LOUIS FRASER    Poem Text            
First Line: Each sapless leaf that lingers here
Last Line: These make amends!
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Mourning; November; Wind; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones; Bereavement


NOVEMBER GRAVEYARD, by SYLVIA PLATH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The scene stands stubborn: skinflint trees
Alternate Author Name(s): Hughes, Ted, Mrs.
Subject(s): Imagination;graves; Fancy; Tombs; Tombstones


O NOBLE DEAD, by CHARLES LOUIS HENRY WAGNER    Poem Text            
First Line: O noble dead who rest beneath the sod
Last Line: And honor thee.
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Honor; Soldiers; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


O WIND! GOD'S WIND!, by ALICE HANSCHE SORENSON    Poem Text            
First Line: O wind! God's wind! You swept across
Last Line: Where he may reign supreme.
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


ODE ON A LYCIAN TOMB, by SILAS WEIR MITCHELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What gracious nunnery of grief is here!
Last Line: The instrument o'er which his fateful fingers range.
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Grief; Les Pleureuses (Monument); Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones; Sorrow; Sadness


OEDIPUS AT COLONUS: THE GRAVE OF COLUNUS, by SOPHOCLES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Stranger, where thy feet now rest
Last Line: Leaps to the foam of a hundred feet.
Subject(s): Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


OLD WYLIE'S STONE, by ALEXANDER ANDERSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: You want to see wylie's stone - look here
Last Line: Growing round it. We planted them there last year.
Alternate Author Name(s): Surfaceman
Subject(s): Accidents; Death; Graves; Railroads; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones; Railways; Trains


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


OMEN, by V. MERRILL    Poem Text            
First Line: Dark man walking on my grave!
Last Line: Quivers through my hair.
Subject(s): Graves; Omens; Tombs; Tombstones


OMENS BY THE WAY, by JOHN COWPER POWYS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dear god! Our pilgrimage
Last Line: To meet this fluting run!
Subject(s): Graves; Happiness; Omens; Sleep; Voices; Tombs; Tombstones; Joy; Delight


ON A FORGOTTEN BY-WAY, by ANDREW EDWARD WATROUS    Poem Text            
First Line: The shabby street-cars jingling go
Last Line: To their sweet manes this light rhyme.
Subject(s): Death; Graves; New York City - 19th Century; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


ON A GRAVE AT GRINDELWALD, by FREDERICK WILLIAM HENRY MYERS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Here let us leave him; for his shroud the
Last Line: Translated unaware.
Alternate Author Name(s): Myers, Frederic
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Grindelwald, Switzerland; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


ON A GRAVE IN CHRIST-CHURCH, HANTS, by OSCAR FAY ADAMS    Poem Text            
First Line: Turning from shelley's sculptured face aside
Last Line: Of sorrow kills as oft as frost the leaf.
Subject(s): Graves; Grief; Tombs; Tombstones; Sorrow; Sadness


ON A GRAVE IN THE FOREST, by WILFRID SCAWEN BLUNT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hush, gentle stranger. Here lies one asleep
Last Line: The gentlest kindliest creature made by god.
Subject(s): Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


ON A LEAF FROM THE TOMB OF VIRGIL, by FELICIA DOROTHEA HEMANS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: And was thy home, pale withered thing
Last Line: Like his whose dust hath made that spot a shrine?
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, Felicia Dorothea
Subject(s): Graves; Virgil (70-19 B.c.); Tombs; Tombstones; Vergil


ON A MILITARY GRAVEYARD, by KENNETH REXROTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Stranger, when you come to washington
Subject(s): Arlington National Cemetery; Death; Graves; Military; Soldiers; Washington, D.c.; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


ON A POET IN A WELSH CHURCHYARD, by WALTER SAVAGE LANDOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Kind souls! Who strive what pious hand shall bring
Last Line: One sprig of each to trim a poet's grave.
Variant Title(s): Epitaph On A Poet In A Welsh Courtyard
Subject(s): Churchyards; Graves; Poetry & Poets; Tombs; Tombstones


ON AN OPEN GRAVE, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: "laborious passenger, look down"
Last Line: Whose end is everywhere
Subject(s): Death;graves; "dead, The;tombs;tombstones;


ON HEARING A.W.P.G. PLAY ONE OF RACHMANINOFF'S PRELUDES, by ARTHUR GLYN PRYS-JONES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Frenzied hands at the coffin-lid
Last Line: That he died in his grave instead of his bed?)
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Wales; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones; Welshmen; Welshwomen


ON LAURA'S GRAVE, by JOHN VIVIAN    Poem Text            
First Line: Beneath yon flow'ry turf, the fairest head
Last Line: Oft turns the wistful look, and drops a tear.
Subject(s): Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


ON MEMORIAL DAY, by EMMA BERGSTROM    Poem Text            
First Line: I have no graves to decorate on this day
Last Line: Beneath the waves—the graves where I can place no flower.
Subject(s): Funerals - At Sea; Graves; Holidays; Memorial Day; Waves; Burials At Sea; Tombs; Tombstones; Declaration Day


ON RICHARD THE THIRD SUPPOSED TO BE BURIED UNDER BRIDGE AT LEICESTER, by JOHN SUCKLING    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What means this wat'ry canopy 'bout thy bed
Last Line: A heaven to thee midst hellish misery.
Subject(s): Graves; Richard Iii, King Of England (1452-1485); Tombs; Tombstones


ON ROBERT EMMET'S GRAVE: 6, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: No trump tells thy virtues - the grave where they rest
Last Line: Shall pass like a mist from the light of thy name.
Subject(s): Emmet, Robert (1778-1803); Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


ON ROBERT EMMET'S GRAVE: 7, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When the storm-cloud that lowers o'er the daybeam is gone
Last Line: She will smile through the tears of revival on thine.
Subject(s): Emmet, Robert (1778-1803); Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


ON SIR PALMES FAIRBORNE'S TOMB, IN WESTERMINSTER ABBEY, by JOHN DRYDEN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ye sacred relics, which your marble keep
Last Line: His pious widow consecrates this tomb.
Subject(s): Death; Epitaphs; Fairborne, Sir Palmes (1634-1680); Graves; Westminster Abbey; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


ON THE DEATH AND WORKS OF MASTER GREENHAM, by JOSEPH HALL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Some skilfull caruer helpe me to endorse
Last Line: But emulate thy works eternitie.
Subject(s): Beauty; Death; Graves; Time; Trees; Writing & Writers; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


ON THE DEATH OF IDA, by DAVID MACBETH MOIR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tis midnight deep; the full, round moon
Last Line: The bliss that once was ours!
Alternate Author Name(s): Delta
Subject(s): Absence; Death; Farewell; Graves; Love - Loss Of; Solitude; Separation; Isolation; Dead, The; Parting; Tombs; Tombstones; Loneliness


ON THE DEATH OF MR. GARRICK, by JANE BOWDLER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The last sad rites were done - the sacred ground
Last Line: "and know—whoe'er thou art—the prize is thine."
Subject(s): Death; Future Life; Garrick, David (1717-1779); Graves; Mourning; Silence; Dead, The; Retribution; Eternity; After Life; Tombs; Tombstones; Bereavement


ON THE DEATH OF SIR JAMES HUNTER BLAIR, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The lamp of day, with ill-presaging glare
Last Line: She said, and vanish'd with the sweeping blast.
Subject(s): Clouds; Death; Graves; Grief; Patriotism; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones; Sorrow; Sadness


ON THE GRAVE OF BISHOP KEN, AT FROME, IN SOMERSETSHIRE, by RICHARD MONCKTON MILNES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Let other thoughts, where'er I roam
Last Line: To conquer unresisting!
Alternate Author Name(s): Houghton, 1st Baron; Houghton, Lord
Subject(s): Graves; Ken, Thomas (1637-1711); Tombs; Tombstones


ON THE GRAVE OF MICHAEL GORDON, by SHIMEON FRUG    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: One more gravestone-one more heart
Last Line: Spoke in blessing o'er the dead.
Alternate Author Name(s): Frug, Simeon Grigoryevich
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Jews; Memory; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones; Judaism


ON THE GRAVE, OF A YOUNG CAVALRY OFFICER, by HERMAN MELVILLE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Beauty and youth, with manners sweet, and friends
Last Line: His happier fortune in this mound you see.
Subject(s): American Civil War; Graves; U.s. - History; Tombs; Tombstones


ON THE MOON-LIGHT SHINING UPON A FRIEND'S GRAVE, by CHARLES TENNYSON TURNER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Show not, o moon! With pure and liquid beam
Last Line: And after bury'd friends are doom'd to live.
Subject(s): Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


ON THE OCCASION OF A POET'S DEATH, by ANSELM HOLLO    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The dedication and intensity of the dead
Last Line: The disembodied glories of hades await us.
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Memory; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


ON THE REMOVAL OF THE REMAINS OF CALDERON; 1840, by FREDERIC ROWLAND MARVIN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Unto a tomb more splendid than was thine
Last Line: For lo, thy tomb is portugal and spain!
Subject(s): Bones; Calderon De La Barca, Pedro (1600-1681); Dust; Graves; Poetry & Poets; Tombs; Tombstones


ONE AT PLAY IN THE FIELDS OF, by KAREN SWENSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: One came home from forced labor to
Last Line: The fields of where we all are one.
Subject(s): Cambodia; Death; Graves; War; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


ONE LAST DRAW OF THE PIPE, by PAUL MULDOON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Even though it happened as long ago as the late fifties, I could still draw
Subject(s): Native Americans; Graves; Smoking; Indians Of America; American Indians; Indians Of South America; Tombs; Tombstones; Tobacco; Pipes; Cigars; Cigarettes


ONE OF MANY, by AMELIA JOSEPHINE BURR    Poem Text            
First Line: Some sing among the trumpets in the fray
Last Line: A laurel -- or a rose.
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Women; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


ONE SEA-SIDE GRAVE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Unmindful of the roses
Last Line: But one remembers yet.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


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


ORGAN SONGS: RONDEL, by GEORGE MACDONALD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I follow, tottering, in the funeral train
Last Line: Outworn necessities to the welcoming grave!
Subject(s): Funerals; Graves; Grief; Burials; Tombs; Tombstones; Sorrow; Sadness


OSSIAN'S GRAVE; PREHISTORIC MONUMENT NEAR CUSHENDALL, by ROBINSON JEFFERS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Steep up in lubitavish townland stands
Subject(s): Antrim, Ireland; Graves; Ossian (3d Century Gaelic Poet); Tombs; Tombstones


OUR CONFEDERATE DEAD, by JAMES RYDER RANDALL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Unknown to me, brave boy, but still I wreathe
Last Line: As the libretto of a maiden's heart.
Subject(s): Confederate States Of America; Death; Graves; Patriotism; Soldiers; Confederacy; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


OUR OWN, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: They walk here with us, hand in
Last Line: Good-by! Good-by! Good-by!
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Farewell; Gossip; Graves; Parting; Tombs; Tombstones


OUTLINES FOR A TOMB (G.P., BURIED 1870), by WALT WHITMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What may we chant, o thou within this tomb?
Last Line: But to the high seas launch, my thought, his memory.
Subject(s): Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


OVERHEAD, by SCUDDER MIDDLETON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When you and I are laid away
Last Line: To stop that chatter overhead.
Subject(s): Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


PANDOSTO, THE TRIUMPH OF TIME: BELLARIA'S EPITAPH, by ROBERT GREENE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Here lies entomb'd bellaria fair
Last Line: Curse him that caus'd this queen to die.
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Jealousy; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


PATIENCE, by HENRY CHAPPELL    Poem Text            
First Line: With drooping head sweet patience sighs and sees
Last Line: And peace return to earth on shining wing.
Subject(s): Corpses; Death; Graves; Cadavers; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


PEACE (2), by FRANCES RIDLEY HAVERGAL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A shout of gladness is heard afar
Last Line: In the glorious reign of the prince of peace.
Subject(s): Death; Funerals; Graves; Peace; Dead, The; Burials; Tombs; Tombstones


PEACE-YEARNING, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O let thy wounds bleed on, and let
Last Line: Our loving mothers never bore us.
Subject(s): Graves; Grief; Peace; Tears; Tombs; Tombstones; Sorrow; Sadness


PENREB'S TOMB, by BABETTE DEUTSCH    Poem Text            
First Line: Upon these stones time broke his teeth,' you said
Last Line: Gnaws at our hearts, careless of penreb's bones.
Alternate Author Name(s): Yarmolinsky, Avrahm, Mrs.
Subject(s): Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


PIETY, by JOHN COWPER POWYS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh liquid moon that silvers the rims
Last Line: I come! I come!
Subject(s): Charm; Flowers; Graves; Love; Moon; Piety; Roses; Virtue; Tombs; Tombstones


PILGRIMAGE, by ELIZABETH WILCOX BEASLEY    Poem Text            
First Line: A score of years had passed since they had laid
Last Line: And scarlet poppies, swaying with each breeze.)
Subject(s): Death - Children; Graves; Death - Babies; Tombs; Tombstones


POET'S CORNER, by ALFRED AUSTIN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I stand within the abbey walls
Last Line: That never will be dumb.
Subject(s): Graves; Poetry & Poets; Westminster Abbey; Tombs; Tombstones


POETIC EPIGRAMS: 19. BY THE SEA, by CALE YOUNG RICE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: White on each mounded wave
Last Line: As on a nameless grave.
Subject(s): Graves; Sea; Wind; Tombs; Tombstones; Ocean


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


POLAND OF DEATH: 1, by ALLEN GROSSMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I hear my father underground scratching with a nail. And I say
Last Line: "and mother says, ""this is the forest primeval."" poland of death!"
Subject(s): Graves; Jews; Parents; Poland; Tombs; Tombstones; Judaism; Parenthood


PRELUDE; FOR GEOFFREY GORER, by EDITH SITWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When our long sun into the dark had set
Last Line: Remakes all things and men in holiness.
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Heroism; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones; Heroes; Heroines


PRIDE OF THE VILLAGE, by EDMUND CHARLES BLUNDEN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A new grave meets the hastiest passer's eye
Last Line: What a low hillock by your path may mean.
Alternate Author Name(s): Blunden, Edmund
Subject(s): England; Graves; Landscape; Villages; English; Tombs; Tombstones


PULVIS ET UMBRA, by EDWARD NOYES POMEROY    Poem Text            
First Line: When thou art lying under ground
Last Line: The shadow of oblivion.
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Love - Loss Of; Stones; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones; Granite; Rocks


RAIN ON A GRAVE, by THOMAS HARDY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Clouds spout upon her / their waters amain
Last Line: All her life's round.
Subject(s): Graves; Mourning; Rain; Tombs; Tombstones; Bereavement


RED JACKET'S GRAVE, by JAMES WRIGHT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I have a deep identity
Alternate Author Name(s): Wright, James A.
Subject(s): Graves; Red Jacket. Seneca Chief (1756-1830); Tombs; Tombstones


REFLECTIONS, WRITTEN ON VISITING THE GRAVE OF A FRIEND, by ANN PLATO    Poem Text            
First Line: Deep in this grave her bones remain
Last Line: We turn to dust, to sleep, to repose.
Subject(s): African Americans - Women; Friendship; Graves; Mortality; Tombs; Tombstones


REMEMBRANCE, by ALFRED DE MUSSET    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O sacred ground, in wandering back to thee
Last Line: "while life and thought remain."
Subject(s): Forests; France; Graves; Sand, George (1804-1876); Time; Woods; Tombs; Tombstones; Dupin, Amanda. Baronne Dudevant


REMEMBRANCE, by WILLIAM SHARP    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: No more: let there be no more said
Last Line: Farewell, dead love: no more the same road we fare.
Alternate Author Name(s): Macleod, Fiona
Subject(s): Death; Farewell; Graves; Grief; Love; Dead, The; Parting; Tombs; Tombstones; Sorrow; Sadness


REQUIEM, by MARY DUNCAN UPHAM    Poem Text            
First Line: Oh, cedars, guard him well, ye sentinels, for near ye
Last Line: As after sunset, earth, her lord's warm rays.
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Love - Loss Of; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


REQUIESCAT, by FRANCES FLETCHER    Poem Text            
First Line: The daughter of ira
Last Line: Lies gently here.
Subject(s): Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


REQUIESCAT, by OSCAR WILDE    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: Tread lightly, she is near
Last Line: Heap earth upon it.
Alternate Author Name(s): Finga, O'flahertie Wills
Subject(s): Graves; Love; Tombs; Tombstones


REST IN THE GRAVE! BUT REST IS FOR THE WEARY, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: Rest in the grave! But rest is for the weary
Last Line: Have slain the unborn flower and new-fledged bird
Subject(s): Birds;death;graves; "dead, The;tombs;tombstones;


RETRIBUTION, by WILLIAM WATSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: We shape our deeds and then are shapen by them
Last Line: And rend us in our graves.
Alternate Author Name(s): Watson, John William
Subject(s): Graves; Hearts; Peace; Tombs; Tombstones


REVERSION, by JOHN COWPER POWYS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Yes it is surely true
Last Line: Wish that the holidays came sooner!
Subject(s): Caesar, Julius (100-44 B.c.); Flowers; Geraniums; Graves; Love; Sin; Tombs; Tombstones


ROMANCERO: BOOK 2. LAMENTATIONS: AN OLD SONG, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thou now art dead, and thou knowest it not
Last Line: While in the distance the bells were tolling.
Subject(s): Death; Forests; Graves; Singing & Singers; Dead, The; Woods; Tombs; Tombstones; Songs


ROMANCERO: BOOK 2. LAMENTATIONS: LAZARUS. 12. THE ANNIVERSARY, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Not one mass will e'er be chanted
Last Line: A fiacre all ready for thee.
Subject(s): Anniversaries; Death; Graves; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


ROMANCERO: BOOK 2. LAMENTATIONS: LAZARUS. 2. RETROSPECT, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I've snuff'd at every smell that has birth
Last Line: Once more we may hope to meet with each other.
Subject(s): Earth; Farewell; Fortune; Graves; World; Parting; Tombs; Tombstones


ROMANCERO: BOOK 2. LAMENTATIONS: LAZARUS. 3. RESURRECTION, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The trumpet's wild echo fills the skies
Last Line: And hell for the goats is selected.
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Jesus Christ; Judgment Day; Resurrection, The; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones; End Of The World; Doomsday; Fall Of Man


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


RONSARD'S TOMB, by PIERRE DE RONSARD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O caves, and you, o springs
Last Line: Of whoso hears.
Subject(s): Death; Fate; Flowers; Graves; Heaven; Mythology - Classical; Pan (Mythology); Time; Dead, The; Destiny; 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


SATIRES OF CIRCUMSTANCE: 3. BY HER AUNT'S GRAVE, by THOMAS HARDY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sixpence a week,' says the girl to her lover
Last Line: She passively nods. And they go that way.
Subject(s): Graves; Mourning; Selfishness; Tombs; Tombstones; Bereavement


SEA-PICTURES; NIGHT NOISES, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: No voice of crickets wearing through the night
Last Line: And gossip on lost ships of long ago.
Subject(s): Graves; Night; Sound; Summer; Tombs; Tombstones; Bedtime


SECOND EPITAPH, by PIERRE LOUIS    Poem Text            
First Line: On the gloomy banks of the melas, at tomasson in pamphylia
Last Line: Seen my tomb.
Alternate Author Name(s): Louys, Pierre
Subject(s): Death; Epitaphs; Farewell; Graves; Dead, The; Parting; Tombs; Tombstones


SEE THAT MY GRAVE IS SWEPT CLEAN, by ERIC PANKEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Words are but an entrance, a door cut deep into cold clay
Subject(s): Graves; Language; Tombs; Tombstones; Words; Vocabulary


SHAKESPEARE'S GRAVE, by ROBINSON JEFFERS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Doggerel,' he thought, 'will do for churchwardens
Subject(s): Consolation; Dramatists; Graves; Plays & Playwrights ; Poetry & Poets; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Tombs; Tombstones; Dramatists


SHAKESPEARE'S MOURNERS, by JOHN BANISTER TABB    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I saw the grave of shakespeare in a dream
Last Line: Kept vigil o'er the sacred spoils of death.
Alternate Author Name(s): Father Tabb
Subject(s): Dramatists; Graves; Plays & Playwrights; Poetry & Poets; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Tombs; Tombstones


SHUHUR, JEYPORE, by LETITIA ELIZABETH LANDON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A lonely grave, far from all kindred ties
Last Line: And pine and perish 'neath a foreign sky.
Alternate Author Name(s): L. E. L.; Maclean, Letitia
Subject(s): Graves; India; Tombs; Tombstones


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 EUSTACE GREY (SEE CRABBE), by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When I die, oh lay me low
Last Line: Death is immortality.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Crabbe, George (1754-1832); Death; Fear; Graves; Life; Love; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


SIR WALTER SCOTT AT THE TOMB OF THE STUARTS IN ST. PETER'S, by RICHARD MONCKTON MILNES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Eve's tinted shadows slowly fill the fane
Last Line: Ever should pass those holy walls beyond.
Alternate Author Name(s): Houghton, 1st Baron; Houghton, Lord
Subject(s): Graves; Saint Peter's Church, Rome; Scott, Sir Walter (1771-1832); Travel; Tombs; Tombstones; Journeys; Trips


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


SOISSONS: 1918, by GERALD V. STAMM    Poem Text            
First Line: Now dreadful night unrolls, and dawn in gray
Last Line: May come from poppies in the wheat.
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Harvest; Soldiers; War; Wheat; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


SONG (10), by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When I am dead, my dearest, / sing no sad songs for me
Last Line: And haply may forget.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Variant Title(s): Requiem
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Grief; Life Change Events; Love - Loss Of; Melancholy; Mourning; Time; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones; Sorrow; Sadness; Dejection; Bereavement


SONG (12), by LETITIA ELIZABETH LANDON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh, when the grave shall open for me
Last Line: The bending and dark blue violet.
Alternate Author Name(s): L. E. L.; Maclean, Letitia
Subject(s): Flowers; Graves; Violets; Tombs; Tombstones


SONG OF RENEWAL: 1, by JOHN FREEMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I walked near sunset through wet fields
Last Line: "the bones that you would bury there will never turn to dust."
Subject(s): Death; Fields; Graves; Dead, The; Pastures; Meadows; Leas; Tombs; Tombstones


SONG OF RENEWAL: 3, by JOHN FREEMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Following his look, I saw the vale shaking
Last Line: Faint marks renewed where love burned through, how many centuries ago!
Subject(s): Death; Flowers; Graves; Love; Memory; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


SONNET, by AUGUSTE ANGELLIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thus shall we live our separate lives unknit
Last Line: Than any nest wherein the birds are kind.
Subject(s): Graves; Love; Passion; Tombs; Tombstones


SONNET TO MAN-MADE GRANDEUR, by JOHN UPDIKE                Poet's Biography
First Line: The pyramids rooted in a rubble of beggars and bored camels
Subject(s): Churches; Graves; Monuments; Pantheon, Rome; Parthenon; Pyramids; Cathedrals; Tombs; Tombstones


SONNET: 4, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What though no sculptured monument proclaim
Last Line: Sad sounding as the cold breeze rustles by.
Subject(s): Death; Fate; Graves; Grief; Longing; Love - Loss Of; Sonnet (As Literary Form); Dead, The; Destiny; Tombs; Tombstones; Sorrow; Sadness


SONNET: 5, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hard by the road, where on that little mound
Last Line: Whilst the proud levite scowls and passes by.
Subject(s): Children; Death; Graves; Pain; Roads; Sonnet (As Literary Form); Childhood; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones; Suffering; Misery; Paths; Trails


SONNET: OF THE GRAVE OF SELVAGGIA, ON MONTE DELLA SAMBUCA, by CINO DA PISTOIA    Poem Text            
First Line: I was upon the high and blessed mound
Last Line: So with my moan I left the mountain-side.
Alternate Author Name(s): Sinibaldi, Guittoncino Dei
Subject(s): Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


SONNETS ON THE DISCOVERY OF BOTANY BAY BY CAPTAIN COOK: 4, by HENRY CLARENCE KENDALL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tis holy ground! The silent silver lights
Last Line: Shall gather round it deep eternal bloom!
Subject(s): Cook, James (1728-1779); Graves; Sutherland, Forby (D. 1770); Tombs; Tombstones


SONNETS: 4. SIR ALAN M'LEAN'S EFFIGY, ON INCH KENNETH, by ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hard by the ruined kirk above the sound
Last Line: Tis better with his body than his soul.
Alternate Author Name(s): Stevenson, Robert Lewis Balfour
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


SOPHOCLES' TOMB, by SIMIAS OF THEBES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Wind gently, ivy, o'er the tomb
Last Line: With graces and the muses nine.
Alternate Author Name(s): Simmias Of Thebes
Subject(s): Graves; Sophocles (496-406 B.c.); Tombs; Tombstones


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


SOUTHERN PACIFIC, by CARL SANDBURG    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Huntington sleeps in a house six feet long
Last Line: Blithery, sleep in houses six feet long.
Subject(s): Graves; Huntington, Collis Potter (1821-1900); Railroads; Tombs; Tombstones; Railways; Trains


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: MTHE CIRCUIT JUDGE, by EDGAR LEE MASTERS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Take note, passers-by, of the sharp erosions
Subject(s): Judges; Guilt; Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


SPRING, by JOHN COWPER POWYS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Pain and spilt blood and an appalling cry
Last Line: Bursts, as of old, the blackbird's shameless song.
Subject(s): Earth; Flowers; Graves; Laughter; Pain; Spring; World; Tombs; Tombstones; Suffering; Misery


SPRING (1), by RACHEL ANNAND TAYLOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Love as the resurrection angel, goes
Last Line: Will never staunch the tears of mortal eyes.
Subject(s): Angels; Easter; Graves; Holidays; Immortality; Jesus Christ; Love; Resurrection, The; The Resurrection; Tombs; Tombstones


STANZAS, by PHILIP FRENEAU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: To sleep in peace when life is fled
Last Line: And stars behold our bones again.
Subject(s): Corpses; Death; Fort George, Battle Of (1813); Graves; New York City; Skeletons; Cadavers; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones; Manhattan; New York, New York; The Big Apple


STANZAS - THE TOMB, by ELIZA COOK    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Few years ago I shunned the tomb
Last Line: To lead me to the loved again.
Subject(s): Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


STANZAS WRITTEN AFTER THE FUNERAL OF ADMIRAL SIR DAVID MILNE, by DAVID MACBETH MOIR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Another, yet another! Year by year
Last Line: The name of milne shall be an honour'd name.
Alternate Author Name(s): Delta
Subject(s): Death; Funerals; Graves; Milne, Admiral Sir David (1763-1845); Dead, The; Burials; Tombs; Tombstones


STANZAS, COMPOSED WHILE WALKING ON WARREN HILL, EARLY SUMMER'S MORNING, by BERNARD BARTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lonely and low is thy dwelling-place now
Last Line: And a beautiful twilight enchants us.
Alternate Author Name(s): Quaker Poet
Subject(s): Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


STANZAS, OCCASIONED BY THE DEATH OF A RELATIVE ABROAD, by BERNARD BARTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thou sleep'st far from the land of thy birth
Last Line: Peace be with its memory here!
Alternate Author Name(s): Quaker Poet
Subject(s): Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


STANZAS, ON PLANTING A BAY-TREE AT THE GRAVE OF CHURCHILL, by JOHN CHALK CLARIS    Poem Text            
First Line: Above the bard's neglected grave
Last Line: "which tells ""here churchill lies!"
Alternate Author Name(s): Brooke, Arthur
Subject(s): Churchill, Charles (1731-1764); Graves; Poetry & Poets; Praise; Tombs; Tombstones


SUBJECTED EARTH, by ROBINSON JEFFERS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Walking in the flat oxfordshire fields
Last Line: And all its music to make, beats on the grave-mound
Subject(s): Earth; Graves; England; World; Tombs; Tombstones; English


SUNSET AT SEA, by JOHN BANISTER TABB    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lo, where he sinks from sight
Last Line: Above his grave.
Alternate Author Name(s): Father Tabb
Subject(s): Graves; Sea; Tombs; Tombstones; Ocean


SUPERNATURAL SONGS: 1. RIBB AT THE TOMB OF BAILE AND AILLINN, by WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Because you have found me in the pitch-dark night
Alternate Author Name(s): Yeats, W. B.
Subject(s): Old Age; Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


SUTHERLAND'S GRAVE, by HENRY CLARENCE KENDALL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: All night long the sea out yonder - all night long the wailful sea
Last Line: In the leaves above the sailor buried ninety years ago.
Subject(s): Graves; Sailing & Sailors; Sutherland, Forby (D. 1770); Tombs; Tombstones; Seamen; Sails


SYMPATHY (1), by JOHN BANISTER TABB    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tis in the silent isthmus-hour of time
Last Line: A grave with deathless sympathy is wet.
Alternate Author Name(s): Father Tabb
Subject(s): Graves; Morning; Tombs; Tombstones


TALENT AND GENIUS, by CHRISTOPHER PEARSE CRANCH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: On the high road travelling steady
Last Line: Only is known when the grave closes o'er him.
Subject(s): Genius; Graves; Wealth; Tombs; Tombstones; Riches; Fortunes


TEGEA: A GRAVE, by SIMONIDES OF CEOS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Here let them lie, remembered well
Last Line: Her garland in the dust.
Alternate Author Name(s): Simonides Of Keos
Subject(s): Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


TEN YEARS HAVE PASSED; ON VIEWING WAR GRAVES AT VERDUN, 1928, by DON MAITLAND BUSHBY    Poem Text            
First Line: Ten years; but what are years to the dead
Last Line: But glory and bemedaled scars!
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Honor; Soldiers; Veterans Day; War; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


TENNIS BALL, by DONALD HALL    Poem Text         Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: I parked by the grave in september, under oaks and birvhes
Subject(s): Graves; Love - Erotic; Tombs; Tombstones


THANATOPSIS FOR HETTY, by CALE YOUNG RICE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hartman's seamstress, hetty
Last Line: To the no-more-needy dead.
Subject(s): Death; Flowers; Graves; Sleep; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


THE AUL' KIRKYARD, by JANET HAMILTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The aul' kirkyard! - the aul' kirkyard!
Last Line: The grave aneath the brier sae green.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hamilton, Janet Thompson
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


THE BANDIT'S GRAVE, by CHARLES PITT    Poem Text            
First Line: Mid lava rock and glaring sand
Last Line: O'er the border bandit's tomb.
Subject(s): Bandits; Cowboys; Crime & Criminals; Graves; Ranch Life; West (U.s.); Tombs; Tombstones; Southwest; Pacific States


THE BED-MAN, OR GRAVE-MAKER, by ROBERT HERRICK    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thou hast made many houses for the dead
Last Line: I'th' church-yard, made, one tenement for me.
Subject(s): Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


THE BISHOP ORDERS HIS TOMB AT SAINT PRAXED'S CHURCH, by ROBERT BROWNING    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Vanity, saith [or said] the pracher, vanity!
Last Line: As still he envied me, so fair she was!
Subject(s): Clergy; Death; Graves; Vanity; Priests; Rabbis; Ministers; Bishops; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


THE BLUE AND THE GRAY, by FRANCIS MILES FINCH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: By the flow of the inland river
Last Line: Tears and love for the gray.
Variant Title(s): Decoration Day;memorial Day
Subject(s): American Civil War; Graves; Holidays; Memorial Day; Patriotism; Peace; Soldiers; United States - History; Tombs; Tombstones; Declaration Day


THE BOOK OF THE DEAD MAN (#58), by MARVIN BELL                Poet's Biography
First Line: They came to the door because he was small or went to some
Last Line: This time the dead man will see them in hell.
Subject(s): Alienation (Social Psychology); Death; Dissenters; Exiles; Funerals; Graves; Marginality, Social; Estrangement; Outcasts; Dead, The; Burials; Tombs; Tombstones


THE BUBBLE, by LYDIA HUNTLEY SIGOURNEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Out springs the bubble, dazzling bright
Last Line: The bubble bursts, -- and this is life!
Subject(s): Beauty; Children; Graves; Life; Nations; Childhood; Tombs; Tombstones


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 BURDEN OF A SIGH, by LEVI BISHOP    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When we on earth have run our race
Last Line: Be felt beyond the grave!
Subject(s): Death; Earth; Graves; Life; Dead, The; World; Tombs; Tombstones


THE BURIAL-PLACE, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Erewhile, on england's pleasant shores, our sires
Last Line: Her ruddy, pouting fruit. -- -- -- -- -- -
Subject(s): England; Graves; Pilgrim Fathers; English; Tombs; Tombstones


THE CALL OF DEATH, by CHARLES V. H. ROBERTS    Poem Text            
First Line: Last of myself-I thought how hard to die
Last Line: Once and no more—ah! Make no cry!
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Heaven; Soul; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones; Paradise


THE CATHEDRAL TOMBS, by DINAH MARIA MULOCK CRAIK    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: They lie with upraised hands, and feet
Last Line: "and give us good rest, o good lord!"
Alternate Author Name(s): Mulock, Dinah Maria
Subject(s): Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


THE CHARIOTEER'S GRAVE, by THOMAS WALSH    Poem Text            
First Line: In tarragona where the waves
Last Line: "would I had died within the circus cheer."
Alternate Author Name(s): Gill, Roderick; Strange, Garrett
Subject(s): Chariot Racing; Death; Graves; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


THE CHILD'S GRAVE, by EDMUND CHARLES BLUNDEN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I came to the churchyard where pretty joy lies
Last Line: Her sweet dawning smile and her violet eye!
Alternate Author Name(s): Blunden, Edmund
Subject(s): Death - Children; Graves; Death - Babies; Tombs; Tombstones


THE CHURCH OF BROU, by MATTHEW ARNOLD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Down the savoy valleys sounding
Last Line: The rustle of the eternal rain of love.
Subject(s): Hunting; Death; Churches; Youth; Graves; Hunters; Dead, The; Cathedrals; Tombs; Tombstones


THE CID AND THE JEW, by THEOPHILE GAUTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The cid, stern victor in each fight
Last Line: Entered a convent's gloom. Amen.
Alternate Author Name(s): Theo, Le Bon
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Hero-worship; Jews; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones; Judaism


THE CITY CLERK (WHEN HIS CHILD LAY DYING), by ANNIE MATHESON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I think of her when sunshine falls
Last Line: Would pass her by.
Subject(s): Angels; Death - Children; Graves; Heaven; Love - Loss Of; Death - Babies; Tombs; Tombstones; Paradise


THE CONQUEROR'S GRAVE, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Within this lowly grave a conqueror lies
Last Line: That ministered to thee, is open still.
Subject(s): Consolation; Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


THE COQUETTE, by ELLA WHEELER WILCOX    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Alone she sat with her accusing heart
Last Line: To loathe her beauty and to curse her fate.
Alternate Author Name(s): Wilson, Robert, Mrs.
Subject(s): Fate; Graves; Hearts; Love - Loss Of; Truth; Destiny; Tombs; Tombstones


THE CROSS IN THE WILDERNESS, by FELICIA DOROTHEA HEMANS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Silent and mournful sat an indian chief
Last Line: Deep thoughts and sad, yet full of holiness.
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, Felicia Dorothea
Subject(s): Graves; Native Americans; Tombs; Tombstones; Indians Of America; American Indians; Indians Of South America


THE CROWNING OF THE KING, by JOHN LAURENCE RENTOUL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now within its narrow hall
Last Line: By that chrism of tears.
Alternate Author Name(s): Gage, Gervais
Subject(s): Death; Funerals; Graves; Grief; Rest; Dead, The; Burials; Tombs; Tombstones; Sorrow; Sadness


THE DEAD, by KATHERYN KOHBERGER    Poem Text            
First Line: We rest in illimitable slumber
Last Line: And is eternal night.
Subject(s): April; Death; Graves; Light; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


THE DEATH OF A FRIEND, by LEVI BISHOP    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Again the enemy hath bent his bow
Last Line: The grave? Just god! Thy no is written there!
Subject(s): Death; Friendship; Graves; Life; Love; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


THE DEATH OF THE REV. DR. WILSON, by WILLIAM MCGONAGALL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Twas in the year of 1888 and on the 17th of january
Last Line: Then along with the people assembled there they left the burying-ground.
Subject(s): Coffins; Death; Funerals; Graves; Obituaries; Dead, The; Burials; Tombs; Tombstones


THE DESECRATION OF THE HAN TOMB, by CHANG TSAI    Poem Text            
First Line: At pei-mang how they rise to heaven
Last Line: "and am sorely grieved at the thought of ""then"" and ""now."
Alternate Author Name(s): Meng-yang
Subject(s): China - Middle Ages (600 B.c.- 618 A.d.); Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


THE DESERT DEPORTATION OF 1915, by NORMAN DUBIE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Our dead fathers came down to us in the river
Last Line: From the dead.
Subject(s): Armenian Genocide, 1909-1918; Death; Funerals; Girls; Graves; Salvation; Dead, The; Burials; Tombs; Tombstones


THE DIGGER'S GRAVE, by SARAH WELCH    Poem Text            
First Line: He sought australia's far-famed isle
Last Line: And wattle-bloom bestrews the digger's grave.
Subject(s): Graves; Murder; Tombs; Tombstones


THE DISINTERRED WARRIOR, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Gather him to his grave again
Last Line: Ah, let us spare, at least, their graves!
Subject(s): Graves; Soldiers; Tombs; Tombstones


THE DREAM, by ELIZABETH OAKES PRINCE SMITH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I dreamed last night, that I myself did lay
Last Line: And we bow down in dread, o'ershadowed by death's wing!
Alternate Author Name(s): Smith, Seba (E. Oakes), Mrs.; Oakes-smith, Elizabeth
Subject(s): Death; Dreams; Earth; Graves; Grief; Dead, The; Nightmares; World; Tombs; Tombstones; Sorrow; Sadness


THE END, by CLYDE MCGEE    Poem Text            
First Line: The long search ended!
Last Line: Let not this double price be paid in vain!
Subject(s): Children - Lost; Death; Disappeared Persons; Graves; Lindbergh Baby Kidnapping (1932); Dead, The; Missing Persons; Tombs; Tombstones


THE FEAST OF THE DEAD, by CHARLOTTE BECKER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Down old ways the monks pass ringing
Last Line: Miserere, domine.
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Rest; Silence; Sleep; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


THE FIRST BUD O' THE YEAR, by CHARLES GRANGER BLANDEN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There whispered in my ear
Last Line: That shall the old loss mend.
Subject(s): Graves; Grief; Wind; Tombs; Tombstones; Sorrow; Sadness


THE FIRST GRAVE, by LETITIA ELIZABETH LANDON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A single grave! - the only one
Last Line: Which sanctify the grave!
Alternate Author Name(s): L. E. L.; Maclean, Letitia
Subject(s): Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


THE FOOTSTEPS, by PAUL VALERY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Your steps, born of my silence here
Subject(s): Love; Tombs; Tombstones; Ocean


THE FORGOTTEN GRAVE; A SKETCH IN A CEMETERY, by HENRY AUSTIN DOBSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Out from the city's dust and roar
Last Line: Tho' lost to sight, to mem'ry dear.'
Alternate Author Name(s): Dobson, Austin
Subject(s): Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


THE FOUNTAIN AT THE TOMB, by NICIAS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Stay weary traveler, stay!
Last Line: His buried child to mourn.
Subject(s): Death - Children; Graves; Death - Babies; Tombs; Tombstones


THE GHAISTS: A KIRK-YARD ECLOGUE, by ROBERT FERGUSSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Whare the braid planes in dowie murmurs wave
Last Line: May fleg the schemers o' the mortmain bill.
Alternate Author Name(s): Ferguson, Robert
Subject(s): Ghosts; Graves; Supernatural; Tombs; Tombstones


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 ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: For thee was a house built
Last Line: For soon thou art loathsome / and hateful to see
Subject(s): Graves; Tombs;tombstones


THE GRAVE, by CAROLINE CLIVE    Poem Text            
First Line: I stood within the grave's o'ershadowing vault
Last Line: Its actors, sufferers, schools, kings, armies -- sleep.
Alternate Author Name(s): V; Meysey-wigley, Caroline
Subject(s): Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


THE GRAVE, by LUCRETIA MARIA DAVIDSON    Poem Text            
First Line: There is a spot so still and dreary
Last Line: And there the wanderer's journey close.
Subject(s): Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


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, by JAMES MONTGOMERY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There is a calm for those who weep
Last Line: "shall never die!"
Alternate Author Name(s): The Common Lot
Subject(s): Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


THE GRAVE AND THE ROSE, by VICTOR MARIE HUGO    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now grave to rose complaineth
Last Line: "I fledge with angel's wing."
Subject(s): Death; Flowers; Graves; Grief; Roses; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones; Sorrow; Sadness


THE GRAVE AND THE ROSE, by VICTOR MARIE HUGO    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The grave said: 'rose, so bright of hue
Last Line: "god's paradise to fill."
Subject(s): Death; Flowers; Graves; Grief; Roses; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones; Sorrow; Sadness


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 OF ALARIC, by AUGUST PLATEN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: On busento's grassy banks a muffled chorus echoes nightly
Last Line: Onward roll, busento's waves, and bear them to the farthest ocean!
Alternate Author Name(s): Maximilian, Karl August Georg; Platten Hallermund, Graf Von
Subject(s): Alaric, King (370-410); Graves; Visigoths; Tombs; Tombstones


THE GRAVE OF BONAPARTE, by LEONARD HEATH    Poem Text            
First Line: On a lone barren isle, where the wild roaring billows
Last Line: No sound can awake thee to glory again!
Subject(s): Graves; Napoleon I (1769-1821); Peace; Tombs; Tombstones


THE GRAVE OF CHAMPERNOWNE, by JOHN ELWYN    Poem Text            
First Line: Thomas de cambernon for hastings' field
Last Line: To tell us where are champernowne's poor bones.
Subject(s): Graves; Newcastle, New Hampshire; Tombs; Tombstones


THE GRAVE OF COLUMBUS, by JOANNA BAILLIE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Silence, solemn, awful, deep
Last Line: "though his cered corpse lies here, with god his spirit dwells!"
Subject(s): Columbus, Christopher (1451-1506); Explorers; Graves; Exploring; Discovery; Discoverers; Tombs; Tombstones


THE GRAVE OF KEATS, by OSCAR WILDE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Rid of the world's injustice, and his pain
Last Line: As isabella did her basil-tree.
Alternate Author Name(s): Finga, O'flahertie Wills
Subject(s): Graves; Italy; Keats, John (1795-1821); Poetry & Poets; Tombs; Tombstones; Italians


THE GRAVE OF KEATS; THE PROTESTANT CEMETERY AT ROME, by SILAS WEIR MITCHELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Fair little city
Last Line: Strong wine of fruit mature, whose flowers alone we know.
Subject(s): Graves; Italy; Keats, John (1795-1821); Poetry & Poets; Tombs; Tombstones; Italians


THE GRAVE OF KING ARTHUR, by THOMAS WARTON THE YOUNGER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Stately the feast, and high the cheer
Last Line: The daily dirge, and rites divine.
Subject(s): Arthurian Legend; Graves; Arthur, King; Tombs; Tombstones


THE GRAVE OF LINCOLN, by EDNA DEAN PROCTOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now must the storied potomac
Last Line: Freedom's jerusalem thou!
Alternate Author Name(s): Dean
Variant Title(s): Lincoln
Subject(s): American Civil War; Graves; Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865); Presidents, United States; U.s. - History; Tombs; Tombstones


THE GRAVE OF LOVE, by THOMAS LOVE PEACOCK    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I dug, beneath the cypress shade
Last Line: Immutable as my regret.
Subject(s): Graves; Love; Tombs; Tombstones


THE GRAVE OF MACCAURA, by MARY DOWNING    Poem Text            
First Line: And this is thy grave, maccaura
Last Line: "twill never be heard again!"
Subject(s): Graves; Maccarthy, Daniel (13th Century); Tombs; Tombstones


THE GRAVE OF MRS. HEMANS, by CECIL FRANCES ALEXANDER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: This her grave! Ah me! She should be sleeping
Alternate Author Name(s): Humprheys, Cecil Frances; Alexander, C. F., Mrs.
Subject(s): Graves; Hemans, Felicia (1793-1835); Tombs; Tombstones


THE GRAVE OF SHELLEY, by OSCAR WILDE    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: Like burnt-out torches by a sick man's bed
Last Line: Against the rocks of some wave-shattered steep.
Alternate Author Name(s): Finga, O'flahertie Wills
Subject(s): Graves; Italy; Poetry & Poets; Shelley, Percy Bysshe (1792-1822); Travel; Tombs; Tombstones; Italians; Journeys; Trips


THE GRAVE OF SOPHOCLES, by SIMIAS OF THEBES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tenderly, ivy, on sopholces' grave - right, tenderly - twine
Last Line: Priest of the gay and profound, sweetest of singers terrene.
Alternate Author Name(s): Simmias Of Thebes
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Sophocles (496-406 B.c.); Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


THE GRAVE OF STEPHEN CRANE, by JOSEPH FULFORD FOLSOM    Poem Text            
First Line: What does it matter now? November's sere
Last Line: Still keep the field before the twilight fade.
Subject(s): Crane, Stephen (1871-1900); Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


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 GRAVEDIGGER, by JOHN BANISTER TABB    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Here underneath the sod
Last Line: Anon 'twill come again.
Alternate Author Name(s): Father Tabb
Subject(s): Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


THE GRAVES OF MARTYRS, by FELICIA DOROTHEA HEMANS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The kings of old have shrine and tomb
Last Line: Unknown to man, is marked of god!
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, Felicia Dorothea
Subject(s): Graves; Martyrs; Tombs; Tombstones


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 HARTLEY CALAMITY, by JOSEPH SKIPSEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The hartley men are noble, and
Last Line: And the last dread trumpet rung.
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Hartley Colliery Disaster (1862); Mines And Miners; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


THE HILL-SIDE MEN, by DORA SIGERSON SHORTER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O were my heart a little dog
Last Line: That holds the hill-side men.
Alternate Author Name(s): Sigerson, Dora; Shorter, Mrs. Clement
Subject(s): Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


THE HOPIA TREE; PLANTED OVER THE GRAVE OF MRS. ANN H. JUDSON, by LYDIA HUNTLEY SIGOURNEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Rest! Rest! - the hopia tree is green
Last Line: Beneath the hopia tree.
Subject(s): Graves; Judson, Ann Hasseltine (1789-1826); Missions & Missionaries; Trees; Tombs; Tombstones


THE HUSBAND'S AND THE WIFE'S GRAVE, by RICHARD HENRY DANA (1787-1879)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Husband and wife! No converse now ye hold
Last Line: In sorrow, thou art leading me in joy.
Subject(s): Graves; Immortality; Tombs; Tombstones


THE IMAM BARA: 2, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Come from this tomb of shadows
Last Line: Ali! Hassan! Hussain!
Subject(s): Corpses; Death; Graves; Mourning; Silence; Cadavers; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones; Bereavement


THE INDIAN'S GRAVE, by GEORGE J. MOUNTAIN    Poem Text            
First Line: Bright are the heavens, the narrow bay serene
Last Line: By whom the heathen unregarded dies?
Subject(s): Graves; Native Americans; Tombs; Tombstones; Indians Of America; American Indians; Indians Of South America


THE INVISIBLE SPECTRUM, by KATHLEEN JESSIE RAINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Learn, if I dare, the order of the wind
Last Line: Dreams not ours.
Subject(s): Graves; Love; Silence; Tombs; Tombstones


THE IVORY GATE OF DREAMS, by CLAUDE HOUGHTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A continent of silver-gray and rose
Last Line: Where deathless roses gleam like fragrant flames.
Subject(s): Death; Dreams; Graves; Mystery; Poetry & Poets; Sleep; Dead, The; Nightmares; Tombs; Tombstones


THE JEW (DEDICATED TO BENJAMIN F. PEIXOTTO), by GEORGE ALFRED TOWNSEND    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: His dark face kindled in the east
Last Line: Art, toil, and hope shall purify.
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Jews; Memory; Peixotto, Benjamin Franklin (1834-1890); Poetry & Poets; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones; Judaism


THE KNIGHT'S TOMB, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Where is the grave of sir arthur o'kellyn
Last Line: His soul is with the saints, I trust.
Subject(s): Graves; Peace; Tombs; Tombstones


THE LION OVER THE TOMB OF LEONIDAS, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: "of beast am I, of men was he most brave"
Last Line: "whose bones I guard, bestriding this his grave"
Subject(s): "death;graves;leonidas, King Of Sparta (D. 480 B.c.);" "dead, The;tombs;tombstones;


THE LITTLE TREE, by OLIVE TILFORD DARGAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It pushed a guided way between
Last Line: "is wakened from above!"
Alternate Author Name(s): Burke, Fielding
Subject(s): Graves; Trees; Tombs; Tombstones


THE LONE GRAVE ON THE MOUNTAIN, by EFFIE WALLER SMITH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Upon a dreary mountain top
Last Line: These tokens of our love!
Subject(s): Bull Mountain, Kentucky; Confederate States Of America; Graves; Confederacy; Tombs; Tombstones


THE MAGIC OF SPRING, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I buried my heart so deep, so deep
Last Line: "is it the spring, the spring?"
Subject(s): Death; Flowers; Graves; Rebirth; Spring; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


THE MAUSOLEUM, by WILLIAM EDMONSTOUNE AYTOUN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A monument of love! More glorious love
Last Line: Twas artemisia by her husband's tomb!
Alternate Author Name(s): Bon Gaultier (With Theodore Martin)
Subject(s): Graves; Love; Marriage; Monuments; Tombs; Tombstones; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


THE METAMORPHOSIS OF THE WALNUT-TREE OF BOARSTELL: CANTO 1, by WILLIAM BASSE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Who has not heard, how many ages since
Last Line: To weary, then deceiue, the hearing sence.
Subject(s): Chestnut Trees; Death; Gifts & Giving; Graves; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


THE MIND SPEAKS, by WILLIAM HENRY DAVIES    Poem Text            
First Line: Poor body, sitting there so calm
Last Line: To act beyond its power.
Alternate Author Name(s): Davies, W. H.
Subject(s): Cold; Death; Graves; Mind, The; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


THE MOOR GRAVE, by JOHN GALSWORTHY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I lie out here under a heather sod
Last Line: "to glory shall she rise!"" -- but deathless peace have I!"
Alternate Author Name(s): Sinjohn, John
Subject(s): Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


THE MOUND BY THE LAKE, by HERMAN MELVILLE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The grass shall never forget this grave
Last Line: Who like a mother comforted.
Subject(s): American Civil War; Graves; Mothers; U.s. - History; Tombs; Tombstones


THE MOUND IN THE MEADS, by WILLIAM WATSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: This is the mound that holds the slain
Last Line: This is the mound that holds the slain.
Alternate Author Name(s): Watson, John William
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


THE MOUNTAIN ECHO, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: At sad slow pace across the vale
Last Line: "the grave is best!"
Subject(s): Echoes; Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


THE MOUNTAIN GRAVE, by LETITIA ELIZABETH LANDON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: She sate beside the rock from which arose
Last Line: Where agatha was sleeping.
Alternate Author Name(s): L. E. L.; Maclean, Letitia
Subject(s): Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


THE NAMELESS GRAVE, by LETITIA ELIZABETH LANDON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A nameless grave - there is no stone
Last Line: And such a nameless grave!
Alternate Author Name(s): L. E. L.; Maclean, Letitia
Subject(s): Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


THE NAVVY CHORUS, by PATRICK MACGILL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Twas in the beginning of ages
Last Line: Between a shift and a shift.
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Prisons & Prisoners; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


THE NETTLES, by THOMAS HARDY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: This, then, is the grave of my son
Last Line: Who spurned me for seeing what he could not see.
Subject(s): Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


THE OBLITERATE TOMB, by THOMAS HARDY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: More than half my life long
Last Line: Told in their day.'
Subject(s): Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


THE OLD CHURCH, by MARGARET ELIZABETH MUNSON SANGSTER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It lifteth its gray old spire from the heart of the busy town
Last Line: Of the hallelujahs rising in that temple of the lord.
Alternate Author Name(s): Van Deth, Gerrit, Mrs.
Subject(s): Churches; God; Graves; Prayer; Sabbath; Temples; Cathedrals; Tombs; Tombstones; Sunday; Mosques


THE OLD CHURCH ON THE HILL, by EDWARD NOYES POMEROY    Poem Text            
First Line: Palid and cold as the morning star
Last Line: And taming its raging waves.
Subject(s): Churches; Churchyards; Graves; Nature - Religious Aspects; Prayer Meetings; Worship; Cathedrals; Tombs; Tombstones


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 HOME BY THE MILL, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: This is 'the old home by the mill' - fer we still call it so
Last Line: I'd jest crawl in my grave and pull the green grass over me!
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Graves; Home; Mills And Millers; Spring; Tombs; Tombstones


THE OLD MEETING HOUSE, by ALFRED NOYES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Its quiet graves were made for peace till gabriel blows his horn
Last Line: While the old cracked bell to southward shook the ancient meeting house.
Subject(s): Bells; Gabriel; Graves; Judgment Day; Names; Peace; Public Meetings; Tombs; Tombstones; End Of The World; Doomsday; Fall Of Man


THE ONE GRAVE, by WALTER SAVAGE LANDOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Though other friends have died in other days
Last Line: One grave there is where memory sinks and stays.
Subject(s): Graves; Memory; Tombs; Tombstones


THE PASSING BELL: IN MEMORIAM, GEORGII GRANVILLE BRADLEY, S.T.P., by MARGARET LOUISA WOODS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Silent, the bell hung in the tower and waited
Last Line: Slowly the bell ceased on the listening midnight.
Alternate Author Name(s): Woods, Mrs. Margaret Louisa Bradley
Subject(s): Bradley, George Granville (1821-1903),; Death; Graves; Memory; Silence; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


THE PAUPER'S FUNERAL, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What! And not one to heave the pious sigh?
Last Line: I pause—and ponder on the days to come.
Subject(s): Alienation (Social Psychology); Graves; Grief; Honor; Poverty; Self; Tears; Estrangement; Outcasts; Tombs; Tombstones; Sorrow; Sadness


THE PICK, by PATRICK MACGILL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the depths of the pluvial season it gallantly stayed
Last Line: To the pick that was ever trusted, tried on the dead-line and true.
Subject(s): Brotherhood; Death; Funerals; Graves; Heaven; Missions & Missionaries; Dead, The; Burials; Tombs; Tombstones; Paradise


THE PINE TREE, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The somber pine is a norseman grave
Last Line: And what remembering roots has he!
Subject(s): Cold; Graves; Pine Trees; Soul; Trees; Winter; Tombs; Tombstones


THE POET'S FRIEND, by SIMONIDES OF CEOS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: This is the grave of famed megistias, whom
Last Line: Of sparta's leaders, though that doom he knew.
Alternate Author Name(s): Simonides Of Keos
Variant Title(s): Epigram On Thermopylae
Subject(s): Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


THE POET'S JOURNAL: EXORCISM, by BAYARD TAYLOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O tongues of the past, be still!
Last Line: With the phantom of the old!
Alternate Author Name(s): Taylor, James Bayard
Subject(s): Death; Exorcism; Graves; Grief; Past; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones; Sorrow; Sadness


THE PUNISHED, by ELLA WHEELER WILCOX    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Not they who know the awful gibbet's anguish
Last Line: And make a nightmare of the solitude.
Alternate Author Name(s): Wilson, Robert, Mrs.
Subject(s): Corpses; Graves; Punishment; Sin; Cadavers; Tombs; Tombstones


THE QUEEN OF PRUSSIA'S TOMB, by FELICIA DOROTHEA HEMANS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It stands where northern willows weep
Last Line: Still blends with victory's! -- she was gone.
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, Felicia Dorothea
Subject(s): Graves; Prussia; Women; Tombs; Tombstones


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 RAVEN'S TOMB, by WALTER JOHN DE LA MARE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Build me my tomb,' the raven said
Last Line: In his tomb is laid away.'
Alternate Author Name(s): Ramal, Walter; De La Mare, Walter
Subject(s): Graves; Ravens; Tombs; Tombstones


THE RELIC, by JOHN DONNE    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: When my grave is broke up again
Last Line: Should I tell what a miracle she was.
Variant Title(s): The Relique
Subject(s): Graves; Love; Saints; 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 REVENGE; FROM A FACT, ATTESTED BY THE SPANISH HISTORIANS, by HELEN LEIGH    Poem Text            
First Line: Twas night -- and darkness all around
Last Line: To end her wretched days.
Subject(s): Ghosts; Graves; Murder; Supernatural; Tombs; Tombstones


THE RIDER, by JOHN COWPER POWYS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: On the horses of desire
Last Line: Shall find my tomb.
Subject(s): Despair; Graves; Moon; Tears; Tombs; Tombstones


THE ROMAN GRAVEMOUNDS, by THOMAS HARDY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: By rome's dim relics there walks a man
Last Line: Yet its mourner's mood has a charm for me.
Subject(s): Graves; Rome, Italy; Tombs; Tombstones


THE ROMAN ROAD, by RACHEL ANNAND TAYLOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Bury me close to the roman road
Last Line: And still is the riding sweet.
Subject(s): Graves; Roads; Tombs; Tombstones; Paths; Trails


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 ROSE AND THE GRAVE, by VICTOR MARIE HUGO    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The grave said to the rose
Last Line: The grave said to the rose.
Subject(s): Death; Flowers; Graves; Roses; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


THE ROSE-COVERED GRAVE, SELECTION, by CORNELIUS WHUR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The morning arose, and its beauties were beaming
Last Line: To sweeten the scene of the rose-covered grave!
Subject(s): Death; Flowers; Graves; Mothers & Daughters; Physical Disabilities; Roses; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones; Handicapped; Handicaps; Physically Challenged; Cripples


THE SCARAB, by PATRICK REGINALD CHALMERS    Poem Text            
First Line: Spoil of the tomb of kings
Last Line: Since you are vowed to my lilian's ring!
Subject(s): Egypt; Graves; Pyramids; Tombs; Tombstones


THE SCYTHIAN GRAVE, by JOHN RUSKIN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: They laid the lord
Last Line: To keep their name, or guard their grave.
Subject(s): Funerals; Graves; Scythians; Burials; Tombs; Tombstones


THE SEA-GRAVE, by SARA TEASDALE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: We buried her out in the open sea
Last Line: For any storm to stir.
Alternate Author Name(s): Filsinger, Ernest B., Mrs.
Subject(s): Graves; Sea; Tombs; Tombstones; Ocean


THE SEAGULL; CHEKHOV AT YALTA, by NORMAN DUBIE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A winter evening at the cottage by the bay
Last Line: "I will write that we have departed for france, for italy."
Subject(s): Chekhov, Anton (1860-1904); Family Life; Funerals; Gardens & Gardening; Graves; Tuberculosis; Relatives; Burials; Tombs; Tombstones; Consumption (Pathology)


THE SHIP OF DEATH, by DAVID HERBERT LAWRENCE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now it is autumn and the falling fruit
Alternate Author Name(s): Lawrence, D. H.
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Ships & Shipping; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


THE SHRINE, by CLAUDE HOUGHTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I will build for thee with reverent hands
Last Line: Far from the envious eyes of time.
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Shrines; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


THE SKELETON OF THE FUTURE; AT LENIN'S TOMB, by CHRISTOPHER MURRAY GRIEVE    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: Red granite and black diorite, with the blue
Last Line: The eternal lightning of lenin's bones.
Alternate Author Name(s): Macdiarmid, Hugh
Subject(s): Graves; Lenin, Vladimir Ilyich (1870-1924); Russia; Tombs; Tombstones; Soviet Union; Russians


THE SNOW, by ANNIE MATHESON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When freezing winter smites the whirling globe
Last Line: In all the universe of star and sun?
Subject(s): Cold; Death; Graves; Homeless; Snow; Winter; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


THE SOLDIER'S GRAVE, by ADA CAMBRIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Twas long ago, in the summer time
Last Line: To the chair in the old house-place!
Alternate Author Name(s): Cross, George, Mrs.
Subject(s): Graves; War; Tombs; Tombstones


THE SOLDIER'S GRAVE, by LETITIA ELIZABETH LANDON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There's a white stone placed upon yonder tomb
Last Line: But who died on his own home-pillow!
Alternate Author Name(s): L. E. L.; Maclean, Letitia
Subject(s): Graves; Soldiers; Tombs; Tombstones


THE SOLITARY TOMB, by BERNARD BARTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Not a leaf of the tree which stood near me was stirr'd
Last Line: Though at distance, in fancy dwells near it.
Alternate Author Name(s): Quaker Poet
Subject(s): Graves; Graves; Tombs; Tombstones; 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 SORROW OF FINDEBAR, by FRANCIS LEDWIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Why do you sorrow, child? There is loud cheer
Last Line: "and that is why it pines and will not break."
Subject(s): Banshees; Graves; Grief; Tombs; Tombstones; Sorrow; Sadness


THE SPAN OF LIFE, by LEVI BISHOP    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The rays that first salute the morn
Last Line: Shall spring to life beyond the tomb.
Subject(s): Graves; Life; Sun; Tombs; Tombstones


THE SPIRIT-CHILD, BY 'JENNIE', by ELIZABETH DOTEN    Poem Text            
First Line: O, thou holy heaven above us!
Last Line: Rise victorious in the strife.
Alternate Author Name(s): Doten, Lizzie
Subject(s): Angels; Death - Children; Graves; Heaven; Death - Babies; Tombs; Tombstones; Paradise


THE STONE, by WILFRID WILSON GIBSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: And will you cut a stone for him
Last Line: To cut her name upon the stone.
Subject(s): Graves; Stone-cutting; Tombs; Tombstones


THE SUICIDE'S GRAVE, by DORA SIGERSON SHORTER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: This is the scene of a man's despair, and a soul's release
Last Line: And, unhappy spirit, god grant you eternity's peace!
Alternate Author Name(s): Sigerson, Dora; Shorter, Mrs. Clement
Subject(s): Graves; Suicide; Tombs; Tombstones


THE SURVIVOR AMONG GRAVES, by RANDALL JARRELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There are fields beyond. The world there obeys
Last Line: That we are waiting; that we are waiting
Subject(s): Survival; War; Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


THE SWAGMAN'S REST, by ANDREW BARTON PATERSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: We buried old bob where the bloodwoods wave
Last Line: Is known as 'the swagman's rest'.
Alternate Author Name(s): Paterson, 'banjo'
Subject(s): Crosses; Death; Graves; Summer; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


THE THREE GRAVES: PART 3, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The grapes upon the vicar's wall
Last Line: She saw some frightful thing.
Subject(s): Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


THE THREE GRAVES: PART 4, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: To see a man tread over graves
Last Line: And never she smiled after.
Subject(s): Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


THE THUD OF THE CLODS, by JULIA E. BRUMFIELD    Poem Text            
First Line: It was a most solemn occasion
Last Line: For, today, mother was put away.
Subject(s): Clouds; Funerals; Graves; Mothers; Burials; Tombs; Tombstones


THE TOMB, by THOMAS STANLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When, cruel fair one, I am slain
Last Line: Since by thine eye slain, buried in thy breast.
Subject(s): Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


THE TOMB AT AKR CAAR, by EZRA POUND    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I am thy soul, nikoptis. I have watched
Last Line: "I do not go."
Subject(s): Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


THE TOMB OF A PHAROAH, by WILLIAM WATSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Disturb not - thou wilt find him unforgiving
Last Line: But not the vengeance of the implacable dead.
Alternate Author Name(s): Watson, John William
Subject(s): Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


THE TOMB OF BURNS, by WILLIAM WATSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What woos the world to yonder shrine?
Last Line: The immortal tide.
Alternate Author Name(s): Watson, John William
Subject(s): Burns, Robert (1759-1796); Graves; Poetry & Poets; Tombs; Tombstones


THE TOMB OF CRETHON, by LEONIDAS OF TARENTUM    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I am the tomb of crethon; here you read
Last Line: With lands, how narrow now, how ample then!
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


THE TOMB OF DE BRUCE, by DAVID MACBETH MOIR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: And liest thou, great monarch, this pavement below?
Last Line: By the chisel of fame on the tablet of time.
Alternate Author Name(s): Delta
Subject(s): Courts & Courtiers; Freedom; Graves; Honor; Robert I. King Of Scotland (1274-1329); Liberty; Tombs; Tombstones; Bruce, Robert; The Bruce


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 EMMELINE, by CHARLES SPRAGUE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Spirit of sadness! Gently breathe
Last Line: Friends meet to part no more.
Subject(s): Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


THE TOMB OF ETERNAL LIFE, by KATHRYN WHITE RYAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: From a port-hole his boy-face gazed back
Last Line: Crowds heave eternal life on him.
Subject(s): Future Life; Graves; Soldiers; War; Youth; Retribution; Eternity; After Life; Tombs; Tombstones


THE TOMB OF GAUGIN, by PIERRE CAMO    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Women of tahiti, when time's pace
Last Line: And the infinite love of the archipelago!
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Memory; Rest; Women; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


THE TOMB OF LAIUS, by RICHARD MONCKTON MILNES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Where delphi's consecrated pass
Last Line: To good the dross of evil deeds.
Alternate Author Name(s): Houghton, 1st Baron; Houghton, Lord
Subject(s): Delphi; Graves; Castri; Tombs; Tombstones


THE TOMB OF MADAME LANGHANS, by FELICIA DOROTHEA HEMANS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How many hopes were borne upon thy bier
Last Line: "here am I, with the child whom thou hast given!"
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, Felicia Dorothea
Subject(s): Graves; Stillbirth; Tombs; Tombstones; Death - Childbirth


THE TOMB OF SOPHOCLES, by EDMUND WILLIAM GOSSE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A bounding satyr, golden in the beard
Last Line: Nor sees the sun wheel round in the white dome.
Subject(s): Graves; Sophocles (496-406 B.c.); Tombs; Tombstones


THE TOMB OF THE CONQUEROR, by EDWARD ROBESON TAYLOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: No shadowy vault where pale catalpas bloom
Last Line: The father of the waters guards de soto.
Subject(s): De Soto, Hernando (1500-1542); Graves; 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 THE KINGS, by MATHILDE BLIND    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Where the mummied kings of egypt, wrapped in linen fold on fold
Last Line: To fulfil thought's yearning tension upward through eternity.
Alternate Author Name(s): Lake, Claude
Subject(s): Courts & Courtiers; Egypt; Graves; Royal Court Life; Royalty; Kings; Queens; Tombs; Tombstones


THE TOMBSTONE-MAKER, by SIEGFRIED SASSOON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: He primmed his loose red mouth and leaned his head
Last Line: O sir, that christian souls should come to that!'
Subject(s): Graves; Mourning; Soldiers' Writings; World War I; Tombs; Tombstones; Bereavement; First World War


THE TWO GRAVES, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tis a bleak wild hill, but green and bright
Last Line: Till the day when their bodies shall leave the ground.
Subject(s): Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


THE TWO GRAVES; A GERMAN LEGEND, by JOHN GODFREY SAXE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A man who long had tried in vain
Last Line: With not a word upon the stone.
Subject(s): Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


THE ULTIMATE (1), by JOHN COWPER POWYS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When the head of a man lies under the sod
Last Line: Like mice have scuttled back into the air.
Subject(s): Death; God; Graves; Napoleon I (1769-1821); Rome, Italy; Trees; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


THE UNKNOWN GRAVE, by LETITIA ELIZABETH LANDON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There is a little lonely grave
Last Line: The nameless poet hath a shrine.
Alternate Author Name(s): L. E. L.; Maclean, Letitia
Subject(s): Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


THE UNKNOWN GRAVE, by DAVID MACBETH MOIR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Who sleeps below? Who sleeps below?
Last Line: And trust in him whose arm can save.
Alternate Author Name(s): Delta
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


THE UNKNOWN GRAVE, by ADELAIDE ANNE PROCTER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: No name to bid us know
Last Line: Fades into endless peace.
Alternate Author Name(s): Berwick, Mary
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Hearts; Peace; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER, by GERTRUDE HAHN    Poem Text            
First Line: How many men of state and high degree
Last Line: And moonlight, and a pretty girl to kiss.
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Soldiers; Summer; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER, by MARGARET STINEBACK    Poem Text            
First Line: His dreams have all grown lovely with the years
Last Line: Along the path of peace—god's path—instead!
Subject(s): Courage; Graves; Peace; Social Protest; Soldiers; Unknown Soldier; War; Valor; Bravery; Tombs; Tombstones


THE UNQUIET GRAVE (1), by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: "the wind doth blow to-day, my love"
Last Line: Till god calls you away
Subject(s): Fidelity;graves;love;mourning; Faithfulness;constancy;tombs;tombstones;bereavement


THE UNSPOKEN, by ANNE MILLAY BREMER    Poem Text            
First Line: Buried deep it lies
Last Line: See the smiling mask that each one wears.
Subject(s): Death; Funerals; Graves; Dead, The; Burials; Tombs; Tombstones


THE VIKING GRAVE AT LADBY, by KAREN SWENSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: An old whale hump of earth
Last Line: They have grown their wheat out of his grave.
Subject(s): Christianity; Graves; Vikings; Tombs; Tombstones


THE VOICE FROM THE TOMB, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: Two days we held our festival
Last Line: And wander'd on the mountains side when the moon was shining bright
Subject(s): Graves;voices; Tombs;tombstones


THE WALL-FLOWER, by DAVID MACBETH MOIR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The wall-flower - the wall-flower
Last Line: Thou art the flower for me!
Alternate Author Name(s): Delta
Subject(s): Fields; Flowers; Gardens & Gardening; Graves; Pastures; Meadows; Leas; Tombs; Tombstones


THE WANDERER, by ZOE AKINS    Poem Text            
First Line: The ships are lying in the bay
Last Line: In one small grave to lie.
Subject(s): Graves; Wandering & Wanderers; Tombs; Tombstones; Wanderlust; Vagabonds; Tramps; Hoboes


THE WILD HONEYSUCKLE, by JANET B. MONTGOMERY MCGOVERN    Poem Text            
First Line: It has grown across his grave
Last Line: In soul or body. And the world may catch the fragrance.
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Honeysuckle; Rest; Soul; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


THE WILLOW TREE, by ELIZA COOK    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tree of the gloom, o'erhanging the tomb
Last Line: "oh, bury me under the willow tree!"
Subject(s): Graves; Willow Trees; Tombs; Tombstones


THE WITCH OF ERKMURDEN, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Who cantereth forth in the night
Last Line: "away with my babe and bride."
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Night; Witchcraft & Witches; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones; Bedtime


THE WREATH, by DORA SIGERSON SHORTER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Here on my path by some hard fate struck down
Last Line: Placed on my heart the grief of yester-year.
Alternate Author Name(s): Sigerson, Dora; Shorter, Mrs. Clement
Subject(s): Death; Easter; Graves; Holidays; Dead, The; The Resurrection; Tombs; Tombstones


THE WREATHS, by JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Our german klopstock, if he had his will
Last Line: That were at once their glory and their pang!
Subject(s): Graves; Poetry & Poets; Tombs; Tombstones


THEKLA AT HER LOVER'S GRAVE, by FELICIA DOROTHEA HEMANS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thy voice was in my soul! It called me on
Last Line: Be with the past!
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, Felicia Dorothea
Subject(s): Graves; Mourning; Tombs; Tombstones; Bereavement


THERE REMAINETH THEREFORE A REST, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the grave will be no space
Last Line: Struggling, panting up to god.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


THOSE GRAVES IN ROME, by LARRY LEVIS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There are places where the eye can starve,
Subject(s): Rome, Italy; Friendship; Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


THREE DEAD FRIENDS, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Always suddenly they are gone
Last Line: Half inaudibly shrieks to god.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Death; Friendship; Graves; Grief; Widows & Widowers; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones; Sorrow; Sadness


TO A BOASTER, by CALE YOUNG RICE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The sea shall not cover you
Last Line: And be forgotten.
Subject(s): Earth; Graves; Pride; Sea; World; Tombs; Tombstones; Self-esteem; Self-respect; Ocean


TO A PRESSED FLOWER (FOUND IN AN OLD LATIN DICTIONARY), by EDWARD NOYES POMEROY    Poem Text            
First Line: Forgotten bloom that years ago was buried
Last Line: I to a busy world of joy and tears.
Subject(s): Death; Flowers; Funerals; Graves; Grief; Tears; Dead, The; Burials; Tombs; Tombstones; Sorrow; Sadness


TO AMERICA'S UNKNOWN SOLDIER, by KARL E. MUNDT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When from your silent sleep in france you came
Last Line: —the classmate
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Soldiers; United States; Unknown Soldier; War; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones; America


TO CLIO. FROM ROME, by JOHN DYER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Alas, dear clio, every day / some sweet idea dies away
Last Line: No more the trifles of my care.
Subject(s): Absence; Death; Graves; Separation; Isolation; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


TO L, by VICTOR MARIE HUGO    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: All hope, child, is a reed
Last Line: Laves a soul.
Subject(s): Children - Lost; Graves; Heaven; Hope; Soul; Tombs; Tombstones; Paradise; Optimism


TO M.A., by JOHN COWPER POWYS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ah! Had I landor's power and pen
Last Line: But kiss you on the lips.
Subject(s): Aging; Death; Flowers; Graves; Memory; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


TO MARGARET, by CLYDE MCGEE    Poem Text            
First Line: These hands, worn thin by many years of toil
Last Line: Where you with him will hear my prayer.
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Heaven; Sisters; Sympathy; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones; Paradise; Empathy


TO MY FATHER, by CHARLES V. H. ROBERTS    Poem Text            
First Line: I kneel, my father, here beside thy grave
Last Line: Where thou my father with the angels art.
Subject(s): Angels; Death; Fathers; Graves; Heaven; Veterans Day; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones; Paradise


TO THE EXCELLENT MRS. ANNE OWEN, by KATHERINE PHILIPS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: We are complete, and fate hath now
Last Line: Be kept with us perpetuall holy day!
Alternate Author Name(s): Orinda
Subject(s): Fate; Graves; Nations; Owen, Anne (Lewis) (1633-1692); Destiny; Tombs; Tombstones


TO THE MEN OF 'WARRIORS' WARD', by VICTOR GUSTAVE PLARR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Nightly, amid my books, I stand and view
Last Line: Will mend them when 'tis time.
Subject(s): Death; Disasters; Graves; Sailing & Sailors; Shipwrecks; Stillbirth; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones; Death - Childbirth


TO W. W., by GEORGE CABOT LODGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I toss upon thy grave
Last Line: I toss upon thy grave!
Variant Title(s): To W.w.
Subject(s): Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


TO WHOM?, by MAX ENDICOFF    Poem Text            
First Line: Trivial-?
Last Line: To whom? To whom?
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Memory; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


TOMB POND; FOR DAVE SMITH, by NORMAN DUBIE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Farmer drags two lashed poles through a storm
Last Line: As an old pond once built to solemnize a tomb.
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Introspection; Knowledge; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


TONE'S GRAVE, by THOMAS OSBORNE DAVIS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In bodenstown churchyard there is a green grave
Last Line: Tili irelani, a nation, can euild him a tomb.
Subject(s): Graves; Ireland - Rebellions; Nationalism - Ireland; Tone, Theobald Wolfe (1763-1798); Tombs; Tombstones


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


TRAGEDIES: 8, by THEOPHILE JULIUS HENRY MARZIALS    Poem Text            
First Line: I dream'd I was in sicily
Last Line: I'd tied at the headstone long ago.
Alternate Author Name(s): Marzials, Theo; Marzials, Theophile Jules Henri
Subject(s): Dreams; Graves; Sicily; Trees; Nightmares; Tombs; Tombstones


TRANSITION, by MIRIAM BARRANGER    Poem Text            
First Line: White sleeping tombs
Last Line: In a million shafts of light.
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Rest; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


TRIOLET IN MINOR, by MARGARET SLACK FUHRMAN    Poem Text            
First Line: Mournful is the autumn rain
Last Line: When the ghost of summer grieves.
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Mourning; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones; Bereavement


TRIOLETS AFTER MOSCHUS, by ANDREW LANG    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Alas, for us no second spring
Last Line: That boast themselves the sons of men!
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


TRIPOLI, by JOHN LAWSON STODDARD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hear the singing on the boats
Last Line: Tripoli!
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Life; Sea; Soul; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones; Ocean


TRISTRAM OF LYONESSE: 9. THE SAILING OF THE SWAN, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Fate, that was born ere spirit and flesh were made
Last Line: The light and sound and darkness of the sea.
Subject(s): Fate; Graves; Sailing & Sailors; Tristram And Isolde; Destiny; Tombs; Tombstones


TRYING TO FORGET, by EMILY DICKINSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Bereaved of all, I went abroad
Last Line: Remained in memory.
Variant Title(s): Poem: 784;poem: 886
Subject(s): Graves; Memory; Tombs; Tombstones


TWO BARDS, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A bard who wrote in staves
Last Line: The bitter north.
Subject(s): Graves; Sea; Singing & Singers; Tombs; Tombstones; Ocean; Songs


TWO CHILDREN, DYING OF ONE DISEASE, AND BURIED IN ONE GRAVE, by HENRY KING (1592-1669)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Brought forth, in sorrow, and bred up in care
Last Line: By taking this inheritance of dust.
Subject(s): Death - Children; Graves; Death - Babies; Tombs; Tombstones


TWO GRAVES, by PAUL HAMILTON HAYNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It glooms forlornly 'mid wan ocean dunes
Last Line: The unborn soul of resurrection day?
Subject(s): Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


TWO LIVES. PART 3: 4, by WILLIAM ELLERY LEONARD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What flower has been planted on her grave
Last Line: Has writ them down, whom none will answer then.
Subject(s): Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


UNDER MR. HALES PICTURE, by ANNE KING    Poem Text            
First Line: Though by a sodaine and unfeard surprise
Last Line: Which less resemblance of the persons have.
Subject(s): Art & Artists; Graves; Hales, John (1585-1656); Memory; Portraits; Tombs; Tombstones


UNDER THE CLOUD, by MARGARET ELIZABETH MUNSON SANGSTER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Under the cloud we pass
Last Line: And our sorrow is glorified.
Alternate Author Name(s): Van Deth, Gerrit, Mrs.
Subject(s): Death; Desolation; Graves; Heaven; Mourning; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones; Paradise; Bereavement


UNDER THE SNOWS, by MIRIAM DEL BANCO    Poem Text            
First Line: Thousands of things do the soft snows cover
Last Line: Will there ever a spring-tide be for the heart?
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Snow; Winter; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


UNDERWOODS: BOOK 1: 21. REQUIEM, by ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Under the wide and starry sky
Last Line: And the hunter home from the hill.
Alternate Author Name(s): Stevenson, Robert Lewis Balfour
Variant Title(s): Underwoods: Book One: 21. Requiem
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Immortality; Samoa; Stevenson, Robert Louis (1850-1894); Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


UNFINISHED, by GRACE BROWN PUTNAM    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It seems to me I cannot die
Last Line: With shining haste to reach my tomb.
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Hearts; Love; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


UNITED, by JOHN BANISTER TABB    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Here buried side by side
Last Line: We slumber, son.
Alternate Author Name(s): Father Tabb
Subject(s): Graves; Togetherness; Tombs; Tombstones


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


UNTOLD, by MARGARET ELIZABETH MUNSON SANGSTER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A face may be woeful-white to cover a heart that's / aching
Last Line: Alas! For the weary feet that may not rest to-morrow.
Alternate Author Name(s): Van Deth, Gerrit, Mrs.
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Grief; Heaven; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones; Sorrow; Sadness; Paradise


VARIATION ON BEAUMONT AND FLETCHER: ASPATIA'S SONG, by THOMAS STURGE MOORE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lay a garland on my grave
Last Line: Lightly, gentle earth!
Alternate Author Name(s): Moore, T. Sturge
Subject(s): Beaumont, Francis (1584-1616); Dramatists; Fletcher, John (1579-1625); Graves; Plays & Playwrights; Tombs; Tombstones


WARUM SIND DENN DIE ROSEN SO BLASS, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O dearest, canst thou tell me why
Last Line: That thou forsakest me?
Subject(s): Death; Flowers; Graves; Hearts; Love - Loss Of; Roses; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


WASHINTON'S TOMB, by LYDIA HUNTLEY SIGOURNEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tomb of the mighty dead!
Last Line: Washington!
Subject(s): Graves; Presidents, United States; Washington, George (1732-1799); Tombs; Tombstones


WHAT IS DEATH?, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Looking on a page where stood
Last Line: Asking -- what is death?
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


WHAT SHE SAID IN HER TOMB, by LOUISE CHANDLER MOULTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now, at last, I lie asleep
Last Line: For my deaf ears' sake.
Alternate Author Name(s): Chandler, Ellen Louise
Subject(s): Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


WHEN I AM DEAD, by CLAUDE HOUGHTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I would not have you mourn when I am dead
Last Line: Murmur my name and smile, remembering me.
Subject(s): Death; Flowers; Graves; Memory; Roses; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


WHEN I AM DEAD, by EDNA DEAN PROCTOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When I am dead, o let it be
Last Line: Wilt watch beside that grave of mine.
Alternate Author Name(s): Dean
Subject(s): Death; God; Graves; Rest; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


WHERE YOU MAY REST, by VICTOR MARIE HUGO    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tis a pleasant mead
Last Line: Where thy heart may rest.
Subject(s): Flowers; Graves; Rest; Sleep; Soul; Tombs; Tombstones


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


WORDSWORTH'S GRAVE, by WILLIAM WATSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The old rude church, with bare, bald tower, is here
Last Line: In rest, in peace, his labour nobly done.
Alternate Author Name(s): Watson, John William
Subject(s): Graves; Poetry & Poets; Wordsworth, William (1770-1850); Tombs; Tombstones


WRITTEN AFTER VISITING A TOMB NEAR WOODSTOCK, by FELICIA DOROTHEA HEMANS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I stood where the lip of song lay low
Last Line: Round the dark chamber where genius lies!
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, Felicia Dorothea
Subject(s): Graves; Woodstock, Ireland; Tombs; Tombstones