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"DIRGE (TO THE MEMORY OF MISS ELLEN GREE, OF KEW ...)", by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: Peerless yet hapless maid of q!
Last Line: Her dirge and leg
Subject(s): Alphabets;bees;death;funerals;insects;language; "beekeeping;dead, The;burials;bugs;words;vocabulary;


A DIRGE, by OLIVE TILFORD DARGAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Mortal child, lay thee where / earth is gift and giver
Last Line: Shall disturb thee never.
Alternate Author Name(s): Burke, Fielding
Subject(s): Death; Funerals; Dead, The; Burials


A DIRGE, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A bell tolls on in my heart
Last Line: Death gives thee at last good day.
Subject(s): Bells; Death; Funerals; Grief; Dead, The; Burials; Sorrow; Sadness


A DIRGE FOR MCPHERSON; KILLED IN FRONT OF ATLANTA, by HERMAN MELVILLE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Arms reversed and banners craped
Last Line: Sarpedon of the mighty war.
Subject(s): American Civil War; Atlanta Campaign (1864); Funerals; Mcpherson, James Birdseye (1828-1864); United States - History; Burials


A FIFTH AVENUE PARADE, by PERCY STICKNEY GRANT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: What is this silent, dark crowd
Last Line: Machines and armies sensitive as souls.
Subject(s): Funerals; New York City; Parades; Triangle Factory Fire (1911); Women; Burials; Manhattan; New York, New York; The Big Apple


A FRIEND'S PLEADING WORDS TO ANOTHER, by SANDOR CSOORI    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Before you should lose me
Last Line: I may be the eyeball amplifying the drippings of the sap.
Variant Title(s): A Friend's Pleading Words To A Second Person
Subject(s): Death; Funerals; Nature; Reunions; Dead, The; Burials


A FUNERAL, by HENRY ALFORD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Slowly and softly let the music go
Last Line: And streaks of orient light in time's horizon play.
Subject(s): Funerals; Burials


A FUNERAL, by NORMAN ROWLAND GALE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: We carried you one sullen winter day
Last Line: Not lovely, friend of friends, for you were dead.
Subject(s): Funerals; Grief; Winter; Burials; Sorrow; Sadness


A FUNERAL, by FREDERIC LAWRENCE KNOWLES    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In the darkness and chill of the night
Last Line: And her breast was the tomb.
Alternate Author Name(s): Paget, R. L.
Subject(s): Despair; Funerals; Love; Burials


A FUNERAL, by WISLAWA SZYMBORSKA    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: So suddenly, who would've expected this'
Subject(s): Funerals; Burials


A FUNERAL CHANT FOR THE OLD YEAR, by E. JUSTINE BAYARD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Tis the death-night of the solemn old year!
Last Line: But she is gone!
Alternate Author Name(s): Cutting, E. Justine
Subject(s): Funerals; Burials


A FUNERAL POEM UPON THE DEATH OF MY EVER ENDEARED AND TENDER WIFE, by EDWARD TAYLOR    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: My gracious lord, I licence of thee crave
Last Line: Much in her thoughts, and yet she fear'd not death.
Subject(s): Death; Funerals; Marriage; Mourning; Puritans In Literature; Dead, The; Burials; Weddings; Husbands; Wives; Bereavement


A FUNERAL THOUGHT, by BAYARD TAYLOR    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When the stern genius, to whose hollow tramp
Last Line: My monument sublime.
Alternate Author Name(s): Taylor, James Bayard
Subject(s): Death; Funerals; Kisses; Love; Thought; Dead, The; Burials; Thinking


A GERMAN STUDENT'S FUNERAL HYMN, by DINAH MARIA MULOCK CRAIK    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: With steady march across the daisy meadow
Last Line: Call -- he will answer thee, god of the just.
Alternate Author Name(s): Mulock, Dinah Maria
Subject(s): Funerals; Burials


A GIPSY FUNERAL, by NORMAN ROWLAND GALE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: While seeking in a warwick lane
Last Line: Or in a gipsies' camp.
Subject(s): Funerals; Gypsies; Burials; Gipsies


A GIRL'S FUNERAL IN MILAN, by LOUISE CHANDLER MOULTON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: There in the strange old gilded hearse
Last Line: And thus do the friendless find a friend.
Alternate Author Name(s): Chandler, Ellen Louise
Subject(s): Funerals; Burials


A GIRTONIAN FUNERAL, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: Let us begin and portion out these sweets
Last Line: Gen us undying?
Subject(s): "browning, Robert (1812-1889);funerals;poetry & Poets;" Burials


A MEDITATION, by HERMAN MELVILLE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: How often in the years that close
Last Line: Silent the victors stood, scorning to raise a shout.
Subject(s): American Civil War; Funerals; U.s. - History; Burials


A MODEST FUNERAL, by KARL SHAPIRO    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Death passed by on fervid rubber wheels
Subject(s): Funerals; Burials


A RHYME FROM LINCOLNSHIRE, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: Sad is the burying in the sunshine
Last Line: But bless'd is the corpse that goeth home om rain
Subject(s): Funerals; Burials


A TRAIN WENT THROUGH A BURIAL GATE, by EMILY DICKINSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: To say good-by to men
Subject(s): Funerals


A WOMAN OF SIXTY, by CALE YOUNG RICE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The shock came when I went up to her coffin
Last Line: That might have been immortal given place.
Subject(s): Beauty; Death; Faces; Funerals; Life; Women; Dead, The; Burials


ACCIDIE, by MARY KINZIE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The light, robust buildings
Last Line: Against the obstinate mark
Subject(s): Funerals; Burials


ACCUSATION, by HELEN PETKANICH    Poem Text                
First Line: And so - you are afraid of death!
Last Line: The palm fronds starched with surprise.
Subject(s): Funerals; Burials


AFTER THE FUNERAL, by J. T. LEDBETTER    Poem Source                
First Line: --when the cousin came %from cincinnati she brought
Last Line: I thought that's why you sent for me
Subject(s): Funerals


AFTERWARDS, by DAVID BAKER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A short ride in the van, then the eight of us
Subject(s): Funerals; Burials


ALCESTIS: SCENE 3. FUNERAL MARCH, by EURIPIDES    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh! Thou'rt unhappy for thy daring's sake
Last Line: Blessèd by hades' bride.
Subject(s): Funerals; Burials


AN ANATOMY OF THE WORLD: THE FIRST ANNIVERSARY. A FUNERALL ELEGIE, by JOHN DONNE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Tis lost, to trust a tombe with such a guest
Last Line: To see how well the good play her, on earth.
Variant Title(s): A Funeral Elegy
Subject(s): Drury, Elizabeth; Funerals; Burials


AN INCIDENTAL REPORT ON MY GRANDMOTHER'S DIVINITY, by BOB HICOK                    Poet's Biography
First Line: My grandmother had 14 children
Subject(s): Death; Funerals; Grandparents; Dead, The; Burials; Grandmothers; Grandfathers; Great Grandfathers; Great Grandmothers


AND NOW, by DAVID IGNATOW    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Thatís my corpse youíre looking at, laid out as Iíve
Last Line: "earth was good to me, and I would give myself back in
Subject(s): Corpses; Funerals; Self


ARRANGEMENT, by JEFFREY HARRISON    Poem Source                
First Line: The flowers that thrive on the margins
Last Line: To place them on your grave
Subject(s): Death; Flowers; Funerals


AT A BURIAL, by WILLIAM WATSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Lord of all light and darkness
Last Line: Lord of all life and death.
Alternate Author Name(s): Watson, John William
Subject(s): Death; Funerals; Life; Religion; Dead, The; Burials; 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 BEETHOVEN'S FUNERAL, by IGNAZ FRANZ CASTELLI    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Ev'ry tear that is shed by the mourner is holy
Last Line: The grisly destroyer is distanced by him.
Alternate Author Name(s): Castelli, J. F.
Subject(s): Beethoven, Ludwig Van (1770-1827); Composers; Funerals; Music & Musicians; Burials


AT MORN WE PLACED ON HIS FUNEREAL BIER, by CALLIMACHUS                    Poet's Biography
Alternate Author Name(s): Kallimachos
Subject(s): Funerals


AT THE FUNERAL OF A MINOR POET, by THOMAS BAILEY ALDRICH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Room in your heart for him, o mother earth
Last Line: To flower and leaf in thine unending springs!
Subject(s): Funerals; Poetry & Poets; Burials


AT THE GRAVESIDE, by OU YANGXIU    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Years since we last foregathered, o-man-ch'ing!
Last Line: Peace to thy dust, man-ching!
Alternate Author Name(s): Ou-yang Hsiu; Ou-yang Xiu
Subject(s): Funerals; Burials


AT THE TOMB OF WASHINGTON, by CLINTON SCOLLARD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Here let the brows be bared
Last Line: His laurels dim!
Subject(s): Funerals; Presidents, United States; Washington, George (1732-1799); Burials


ATTITUDES, by RICHARD GHORMLEY EBERHART    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: After the long wake, when many were drunk
Subject(s): Funerals


BALLADE, by PAUL FORT    Poem Text                
First Line: The pretty maid she died, she died, in love-bed as she lay
Last Line: And they went off a-field to work, as they do every day.
Subject(s): Death; Funerals; Dead, The; Burials


BEFORE THE FUNERAL, STILL AT THE HOME, by BETH SIMON    Poem Source                
First Line: Because my father wears a yarmulke
Last Line: My father punching the porch guard rail
Subject(s): Death; Fathers; Funerals


BELLS FOR JOHN WHITESIDE'S DAUGHTER, by JOHN CROWE RANSOM    Poem Text     Poem Explanation         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: There was such speed in her little body
Last Line: Lying so primly propped.
Subject(s): Daughters; Death - Children; Fathers & Daughters; Funerals; Social Protest; Death - Babies; Burials


BENEATH RED CLAY, by DORA SANDERS THOMPSON    Poem Text                
First Line: The death-moth hovered over kan-neh-tee
Last Line: And god -- in her heart.
Subject(s): Funerals; Native Americans; Burials; Indians Of America; American Indians; Indians Of South America


BESSIE SMITH'S FUNERAL, by ALVIN BERNARD AUBERT    Poem Source                
First Line: The brief procession
Last Line: Her song is news, begins the dispensation %of the blues
Subject(s): African Americans - Women; Blues (music); Funerals; Jazz; Music And Musicians; Singing And Singers; Smith, Bessie (1894-1937)


BLUE DRESS, by RUTH MORRIS MOOSE    Poem Source                
First Line: We buried her in blue
Last Line: For eighty-six years %plus two
Subject(s): Aunts; Death; Funerals


BONES, by CARL SANDBURG    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Sling me under the sea
Last Line: Sling me . . . Under the sea.
Subject(s): Funerals; Sea; Burials; Ocean


BRIGHT BEADS, by MINNIE FAEGRE KNOX    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Sleep well, my child, and rest those baby feet
Last Line: A fan-shaped group of little bones ... Bright beads.
Subject(s): Babies; Death - Children; Fingers; Funerals; Infants; Death - Babies; Burials


BRINGING HANNAH HOME, by ESTHER G. BELIN    Poem Source                
First Line: We brought hannah home today
Last Line: Squatting with bloodied hands and cold earth %bringing hannah home
Subject(s): Funerals; Native Americans; Navajo Indians


BRONZE THESE SHOES, by DEBRA MARQUART    Poem Source                
First Line: Peter says I should bronze these platform shoes
Last Line: For some really good blue light special
Subject(s): Funerals; Past; Property; Shoes


BROWNING'S FUNERAL, by H. T. MACKENZIE BELL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Now 'past they glide' and bear the flower-wreathed bier
Alternate Author Name(s): Bell, Mackenzie
Subject(s): Funerals; Browning, Robert (1812-1889); Burials


BURIAL, by MARTHA DOWNER    Poem Text                
First Line: Low on a plain
Last Line: Shepherd and don and wall.
Subject(s): Funerals; Burials


BURIAL, by LYNN EMANUEL    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: After I've goosed up the fire in the stove with 'starter logg'
Last Line: Greatest enemy. Which, in a sense, my father is
Subject(s): Funerals


BURIAL, by EDNA ST. VINCENT MILLAY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Mine is a body that should die at sea!
Last Line: Not wait till I've been dead for a year!
Alternate Author Name(s): Boyd, Nancy; Boissevain, Eugen, Mrs.
Subject(s): Funerals; Sea; Burials; Ocean


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 ANTHEM, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Flesh of our flesh, bone of our bone
Last Line: Beside that river blest.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Funerals; Hearts; Pain; Soul; Burials; Suffering; Misery


BURIAL AT SEA, by WILLIAM ALLEN    Poem Source                
First Line: Forty knots, a bugle call - our heads bowed down in sorrow
Last Line: We sleep above the restless graves tonight %and dream the day when the dead shall rise in laughter
Subject(s): Funerals - At Sea; Violence; War; World War Ii; World War Ii - Atrocities


BURIAL AT SEA, by JESSIE GODDARD BROMAN    Poem Text                
First Line: In all the wide unrest that is the sea
Last Line: Behind the soundless dark of final bars.
Subject(s): Funerals; Sea; Sonnet (as Literary Form); Burials; Ocean


BURIAL AT SEA, by MIKE CLUFF    Poem Source                
First Line: Along the jersey shore
Subject(s): Funerals - At Sea


BURIAL AT SEA, by JOHN COMPANIOTTE    Poem Source                
First Line: There will I lie
Last Line: My soul in water where first %life and memory began
Subject(s): Funerals - At Sea


BURIAL AT SEA, by PAMELA GROSS    Poem Source                
First Line: There were just two of them
Subject(s): Funerals - At Sea


BURIAL CHANT, by PETER ORESICK    Poem Source                
First Line: Where is the crowd and its clamor
Last Line: We stand over the graves %of our lost, our bodies entwined %by mysterious wind -- %christ murmuring:
Subject(s): Funerals


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 OF A FAIRY QUEEN, by MARY TUCKER LAMBERT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: On a verdant summer islet
Last Line: Shone on me, and I woke.
Alternate Author Name(s): Tucker, Mary Eliza Perine
Subject(s): Funerals; Burials


BURIAL OF AN EMIGRANT'S CHILD IN THE FOREST, by FELICIA DOROTHEA HEMANS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The desolation and the agony
Last Line: Kneel, and bow submitted hearts to god!
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, Felicia Dorothea
Subject(s): Death - Children; Forests; Funerals; Death - Babies; Woods; Burials


BURIAL OF BARBER, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Bear him, comrades, to his grave
Last Line: Of the freedom of the west!
Subject(s): Barber, Thomas; Emancipation Movement & Proclamation; Funerals; Kansas; Slavery; Antislavery Movement - United States; Burials; Serfs


BURIAL OF THE MINNISINK, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: On sunny slope and beechen swell
Last Line: The rider grasps his steed again.
Subject(s): Funerals; Burials


BURIAL SONG: THE DEW ON THE GARLIC LEAF, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: How swiftly it dries
Last Line: Will never more return
Subject(s): China - Early Period (to 200 B.c.);funerals; Burials


BURIAL SONG: THE GRAVEYARD, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: What man's land is the graveyard
Last Line: Man's fate knows no tarrying
Subject(s): China - Early Period (to 200 B.c.);funerals; Burials


BURIALS, by MARJORIE AGOSIN    Poem Source                
First Line: A few townspeople, the police on their evening rounds
Last Line: And did not tempt him %with any desire to return
Subject(s): Death; Flowers; Funerals; Memory; Poppies


BURIED TODAY, by DINAH MARIA MULOCK CRAIK    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Buried to-day. / when the soft green buds are bursting out
Last Line: Trust him, and go your way.
Alternate Author Name(s): Mulock, Dinah Maria
Subject(s): Death; Funerals; Dead, The; Burials


BURY A SISTER, by DAVID HUNTER SUTHERLAND    Poem Source                
First Line: In lucid spaces, %in cavalcade spurning movement to form
Last Line: All that remains of what is left to abhor
Subject(s): Funerals; Sisters


BURY HER WITH HER SHINING HAIR, by CATHERINE ANNE WARFIELD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Bury her with her shining hair
Last Line: Of her who sleeps in death.
Alternate Author Name(s): Warfield, Catherine M.
Subject(s): Funerals; Burials


BURY ME IN THE RAIN, by JORDAN MILLER    Poem Source                
First Line: Bury me in the rain, %let it clutch the earth below,
Last Line: O, bury me in the rain,
Subject(s): Death; Funerals; Rain


BURY ME WITH A BAND, by OFELIA ZEPEDA    Poem Source                
First Line: My mother used to say. 'bury me with a band.
Last Line: To remind her of home one last time
Subject(s): Funerals; Mothers


BURYING KINJA, by LUISA IGLORIA    Poem Source                
First Line: A cloud-flecked sky holds back
Last Line: Have jewelled the rank air
Subject(s): Funerals


CAMPBELL'S FUNERAL, by HORACE SMITH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Tis well to see these accidental great
Last Line: This all-unworthy wreath on such a poet's bier.
Alternate Author Name(s): Smith, Horatio
Subject(s): Birth; Funerals; Nature; Poetry & Poets; Child Birth; Midwifery; Burials


CARMEN 101. ON THE BURIAL OF HIS BROTHER, by GAIUS VALERIUS CATULLUS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: By ways remote and distant waters sped
Last Line: Take them, all drenched with a brother's tears, %and, brother, for all time, hail and farewell
Alternate Author Name(s): Catullus, Caius Valerius
Variant Title(s): Last Farewell To A Brother; Hail And Farewel
Subject(s): Funerals


CARNEY, by JORDAN MILLER    Poem Source                
First Line: Here lies carney
Last Line: Countless dirty feet.
Subject(s): Death; Funerals


CASUALTIES: 18. DIRGE, by JOHN PEPPER CLARK    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Show me a house where nobody has died
Last Line: But let us not cut down the clan
Alternate Author Name(s): Clark-bekederemo, J. P.; Clark, J. P.
Subject(s): Bones; Children - Lost; Death; Funerals; Sons


CEMETERY, by JORDAN MILLER    Poem Source                
First Line: White geese roam the meadow,
Last Line: (green grow the rushes ho)
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Funerals; Nature


CEREMONY AFTER A FIRE RAID, by DYLAN THOMAS    Poem Text             Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: Myselves / the grievers
Subject(s): Air Raids; Air Warfare; Funerals; Mourning; World War Ii; Burials; Bereavement; Second World War


CEREMONY AFTER A FIRE RAID, by DYLAN THOMAS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Myselves %the grievers
Last Line: The sundering ultimate kingdom of genesis' thunder
Subject(s): Air Raids; Air Warfare; Funerals; Mourning; World War Ii


CEREMONY OF BURIAL, by SHARON OLDS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Looking south, at the base of the year
Subject(s): Funerals; Burials


CHILD'S BURIAL IN SPRING, by DAVID MACBETH MOIR    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Where ocean's waves to the hollow caves murmur
Last Line: A veil to be by eternity but ne'er by time with-drawn!
Alternate Author Name(s): Delta
Subject(s): Children - Lost; Churchyards; Death; Funerals; Heaven; Dead, The; Burials; Paradise


CHRISTMAS BURIAL, by MARGARET HAZELWOOD    Poem Text                
First Line: If I die in the spring / don't put anything
Last Line: As life's promise.
Subject(s): Funerals; Burials


CID: PART 12, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: The good ximena
Last Line: A great connecting
Subject(s): Cid, El (1043-1099); Coffins; Death; Funerals; Spain - History


CORNEY'S HUT, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: Old corney built in deadman's gap
Last Line: Upon the dog that mourned his master
Subject(s): Animals;death;dogs;funerals;solitude; "dead, The;burials;loneliness;


CORTEGE, by EDWIN ARLINGTON ROBINSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Four o'clock this afternoon
Last Line: Fifteen hundred miles away.
Subject(s): Funerals; Burials


COTTON MILL FUNERAL, by STEWART ATKINS    Poem Text                
First Line: Not without sorrow did she watch the sod
Last Line: Later, like this sad one, they never weep.
Subject(s): Cotton; Funerals; Mills & Millers; Burials


COUNTING THE WINTER DEAD, by MADELINE DEFREES    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Off the oregon coast, thirty-three in storm and sudden
Last Line: Voracious and benign, spare us o lord!
Alternate Author Name(s): Mary Gilbert, Sister; De Frees, Madeline
Subject(s): Death; Fish & Fishing; Funerals - At Sea; Oregon; Dead, The; Anglers; Burials At Sea


COUNTRY FUNERAL, by AMY LEE SPENCER    Poem Text                
First Line: This is the greatest day you ever knew
Last Line: You have known fame at last -- among the dead.
Subject(s): Country Life; Death; Funerals; Life; Prayer; Dead, The; Burials


COVER HER FACE, by THOMAS KINSELLA                    Poet's Biography
First Line: They dither softly at her bedroom door
Subject(s): Funerals; Burials


COVER HER FACE, by THOMAS KINSELLA    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: They dither softly at her bedroom door
Last Line: Chaste, biddable, out of all likelihood
Subject(s): Funerals


CROSSROADS' BURIAL (SUGGESTED BY GALSWORTHY'S APPLE TREE), by MARY ATWATER TAYLOR    Poem Text                
First Line: Green at the crossroads lifts the narrow mound
Last Line: And her proud feet have found a pathway home.
Subject(s): Alienation (social Psychology); Death; Funerals; Roads; Suicide; Estrangement; Outcasts; Dead, The; Burials; Paths; Trails


CUPID SLAIN, by DORA SIGERSON SHORTER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I come from a burial
Last Line: Let me weep to-day.
Alternate Author Name(s): Sigerson, Dora; Shorter, Mrs. Clement
Subject(s): Funerals; Love - Loss Of; Burials


CURSE, by LUISA IGLORIA    Poem Source                
First Line: At a funeral
Last Line: And clear of face, %guiltless, who %will father forth %wholehistories %of their creation
Subject(s): Funerals


DATUR HORA QUIETI, by ROBERT STEPHEN HAWKER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: At eve should be the time,' they said
Last Line: We laid our hireling in his bed.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hawker Of Morwenstow; Hawker, R. S.
Subject(s): Funerals; Burials


DAVID, by JAMES HARRISON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: He is young. The father is dead
Last Line: The father is dead.
Alternate Author Name(s): Harrison, Jim
Subject(s): Death; Fathers; Funerals; Mourning; Dead, The; Burials; Bereavement


DEAD AT ELEVEN, by JOHN E. REINECKE    Poem Text                
First Line: Make no threne!
Last Line: Soldans surround him.
Subject(s): Death; Funerals; Dead, The; Burials


DEAD JOYS, by WILFRID SCAWEN BLUNT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Moan on with thy loud changeless wail
Last Line: Or art thou pitiless as wind or sea?
Subject(s): Death; Desolation; Disasters; Funerals - At Sea; Love - Loss Of; Sailing & Sailors; Shipwrecks; Dead, The; Burials At Sea; Seamen; Sails


DEAD MEN, by BERNADETTE GEYER    Poem Source                
First Line: My father took the shortcut to cousin ray's funeral
Last Line: We don't usually notice, let alone understand
Subject(s): Death; Funerals


DEAD MEN, by TOMAZ SALAMUN    Poem Source                
First Line: Dead men, dead men %where in the steppes the birds flit and the day splits in
Last Line: So that the eyes of the jealous film over %dead men, dead men
Subject(s): Death; Funerals; Graves


DEAD PINES, by DANE ZAJC    Poem Source                
First Line: We were shrunken from fear
Last Line: Close the doors of your hearing %before our silence
Subject(s): Bones; Death; Funerals; Silence


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


DEATH AND MEMORY, by FRANK STANFORD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When poor women died
Subject(s): Funerals; Poverty; Women; Hair; Burials


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


DEW ON THE ONION GRASS, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: On onion grass the dew
Last Line: When a person dies he is gone, %never to return
Subject(s): China - Middle Ages (600 B.c.- 618 A.d.); Fasts And Feasts; Funerals


DIRGE AND HYMENAL, by THOMAS LOVELL BEDDOES    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Woe! Woe! This is death's hour
Last Line: Woe! Woe!
Subject(s): Death; Funerals; Happiness; Marriage; Dead, The; Burials; Joy; Delight; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


DIRGE FOR ATHELSANE, FR. IVANHOE, by WALTER SCOTT    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Dust into dust
Last Line: And holy psalms, %shall set the captive free
Variant Title(s): Funeral Hym
Subject(s): Faith; Funerals


DOMESDAY BOOK: MRS. GREGORY WENNER, by EDGAR LEE MASTERS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Gregory wenner's wife was by the sea
Last Line: To the coroner and the jury in these words: --
Subject(s): Death; Funerals; Love; Dead, The; Burials


DOWN, by NAOMI RUTH LOWINSKY    Poem Source                
Last Line: What if %this is our only %treasure %our burial %chamber %our flaming angel %tongue?
Subject(s): Death; Funerals


DRIFTWOOD, by DAVID WAGONER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: From its burial at sea, a gray-white forest
Last Line: Not one not beautiful
Subject(s): Driftwood; Funerals - At Sea; Burials At Sea


DRIFTWOOD, by DAVID WAGONER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: From its burial at sea, a gray-white forest
Last Line: And weather, under our eyes or fingers %not one not beautiful
Subject(s): Driftwood; Funerals - At Sea


DRIVING HOME AFTER THE FUNERAL, by SUSAN FIRER    Poem Source                
First Line: We stopped outside lake geneva
Last Line: Held in the fields of pumpkins
Subject(s): Death; Funerals; Grief


DUBLINESQUE, by PHILIP LARKIN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Down stucco sidestreets,
Subject(s): Dublin, Ireland; Funerals; Burials


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


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 3: 31. FUNERAL SERVICE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: From the baptismal hour, thro' weal and woe
Last Line: "where is thy sting? -- o grave, where is thy victory?"
Subject(s): Funerals; Sacraments; Burials


EDMUND CLARENCE STEDMAN (READ AT HIS FUNERAL, JANUARY 21, 1908), by HENRY VAN DYKE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh, quick to feel the lightest touch
Last Line: Are true, -- and true, -- and true!
Alternate Author Name(s): Civis Americanus
Subject(s): Funerals; Stedman, Edmund Clarence (1833-1908); Burials


ELECTRA: A BURIAL-URN, by SOPHOCLES    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: O sad memorial of the life I prized
Last Line: I see, only the dead can feel no pain.
Subject(s): Funerals; Burials


ELEGY: 1. AS I HEAR THE FAMILY THINKING, by JOHN CIARDI    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: This is the body of my good gray practical dead
Last Line: But a family. And one that knows what to do
Subject(s): Funerals; Uncles


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


EPIGRAM, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: One queen artemisia, as old stories tell
Last Line: Not to show her respect, but to save the expense!
Subject(s): Funerals; Marriage


EPITAPH FOR A SAILOR BURIED ASHORE, by CHARLES GEORGE DOUGLAS ROBERTS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: He who but yesterday would roam
Last Line: Whose will the water's will!
Subject(s): Epitaphs; Funerals; Sailing & Sailors; Burials


EPITAPH ON LADY OSSORY'S BULLFINCH, by HORACE (HORATIO) WALPOLE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: All flesh is grass and so are feather too: / finches must die, as well as I & yo
Last Line: What serves for one will serve for t' other.
Alternate Author Name(s): Orford, 4th Earl Of
Variant Title(s): Epitaph On Two Piping-bullfinches Of Lady Ossry's
Subject(s): Epitaphs; Feathers; Finches; Funerals; Rest; Burials


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


ERIC'S FUNERAL, by MARGARET ELIZABETH MUNSON SANGSTER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Tired? Yes, a little, I believe. I'm not so very / strong
Last Line: But are like unto the angels in god's house, which is heaven.
Alternate Author Name(s): Van Deth, Gerrit, Mrs.
Subject(s): Death; Friendship; Funerals; Dead, The; Burials


ESPANA DOLOROSA, by AMELIA WOODWARD TRUESDELL    Poem Text                
First Line: There were tears in andalusia
Last Line: Beware lest worse befall!
Subject(s): Andalusia, Spain; Death; Funerals; Grief; Spanish-american War (1898); Dead, The; Burials; Sorrow; Sadness


EVAN TOM, by ARTHUR GLYN PRYS-JONES    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Old evan tom the sexton
Last Line: Marching them up the stairs.
Subject(s): Death; Funerals; Wales; Dead, The; Burials; Welshmen; Welshwomen


EVENTIDE, by MARY AGNE    Poem Text                
First Line: Hark! What is this I hear?
Last Line: Leaving behind a lump of clay.
Subject(s): Death; Funerals; Heaven; Dead, The; Burials; Paradise


EVERYBODY CRYING..., by FREDERIC WANDELERE    Poem Source                
First Line: Everybody crying and me I don't even know
Last Line: Distracted for a moment by the cemetery's call
Subject(s): Death; Funerals


EXEQUY, by PETER PORTER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In wet may, in the months of change
Last Line: O guide me through the shoals of fear - %'furchte dich nicht, ich bin bei dir'
Subject(s): Funerals; King, Henry (1592-1669); Suicide


EYES OF THE INTERRED, by MARJORIE AGOSIN    Poem Source                
First Line: The eyes of the interred
Last Line: And the absences %transfix me
Subject(s): Abandonment; Death; Disappeared Persons - Argentina; Frank, Anne (1929-1945); Funerals; Human Rights - Argentina


FALLING ASLEEP OVER THE AENEID, by ROBERT LOWELL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The sun is blue and scarlet on my page,
Subject(s): Reading; Mythology; Dreams; Funerals; Poetry & Poets; Nightmares; Burials


FAMILY PROCESSION, by JOHN PEPPER CLARK    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: It seems no day passes now
Last Line: Trembles to announce its latest dead
Alternate Author Name(s): Clark-bekederemo, J. P.; Clark, J. P.
Subject(s): Children - Lost; Death; Funerals


FATALITY, by FELIX RUBEN GARCIA SARMIENTO    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The tree is happy because it is scarcely sentient
Last Line: Nor whence we came!
Alternate Author Name(s): Dario, Ruben
Subject(s): Death; Funerals; Graves


FATHER DUNMAN'S FUNERAL, by THOMAS HARDY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Bury me on a sunday'
Last Line: "a jolly afternoon."
Subject(s): Funerals; Burials


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


FILIPPO BALDINUCCI ON THE PRIVILEGE OF BURIAL, by ROBERT BROWNING    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: No, boy, we must not'- so began
Last Line: "o lord, how long? How long, o lord?"
Subject(s): Funerals; Italy; Jews; Burials; Italians; Judaism


FIVE FUNERALS, by NATHANIEL BELLOWS    Poem Source                
First Line: One with five caskets heaved from the hearse
Last Line: A suit, the church was cold, I sang with the organ. Then began %the caskets. One just like the next
Subject(s): Death; Funerals


FLORIDA WAKE, by SUZANNE MATSON    Poem Source                
First Line: Tree frogs suctioned themselves to the window glass
Last Line: Swells the chorus with her feet
Subject(s): Florida; Funerals


FOR MY FUNERAL, by ALFRED EDWARD HOUSMAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: O thou that from thy mansion
Alternate Author Name(s): Housman, A. E.
Subject(s): Funerals; Burials


FOR MY FUNERAL, by ALFRED EDWARD HOUSMAN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: O thou that from thy mansion
Last Line: Thy creature that thou madest %and wilt cast forth no more
Alternate Author Name(s): Housman, A. E.
Subject(s): Funerals


FOR TED, by ANSELM HOLLO    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: It is 0200 hrs july 8, 1983
Last Line: To make me laugh so hard I almost shit my pants
Subject(s): Berrigan, Ted (1934-1983); Death; Drinks & Drinking; Funerals; Berrigan, Edmund Joseph; Dead, The; Wine; Burials


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


FOR WCW, by DAVID IGNATOW    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: We sat in rows listening to your poems
Last Line: Bleating his lines.
Subject(s): Funerals; Poetry & Poets; Williams, William Carlos (1883-1963); Burials


FORGOTTEN, by BERTYE YOUNG WILLIAMS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Beneath the great pine tree we rest
Last Line: None other than elizabeth.
Alternate Author Name(s): Williams, B. Y.
Subject(s): Death; Funerals; Dead, The; Burials


FUNERAL, by ETHEL SKIPTON BARRINGER    Poem Text                
First Line: Night is the smoke
Last Line: Dew the tears of sorrow.
Subject(s): Funerals; Burials


FUNERAL, by VYACHESLAV IVANOVICH IVANOV    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Of funerals, the saddest
Last Line: And gods: the resurrector.
Subject(s): Death; Funerals; Love - Loss Of; Dead, The; Burials


FUNERAL, by JOHN S. MBITI    Poem Source                
First Line: Here let his listless limbs abide
Subject(s): Funerals


FUNERAL, by STEPHEN SPENDER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Death is another milestone on their way
Last Line: The decline of a culture %mourned by scholars who dream of the ghosts of greek boys
Alternate Author Name(s): Spender, Stephen (harold), Sir
Subject(s): Funerals


FUNERAL, by RONALD STUART THOMAS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: They stand about conversing
Last Line: The simple splendour of the wreath %of words the church lays on him
Alternate Author Name(s): Thomas, R. S.
Subject(s): Funerals


FUNERAL ANTHEM, by HENRY HART MILMAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Brother, thou art gone before us
Last Line: And the weary are at rest.
Variant Title(s): Burial Hymn
Subject(s): Funerals; Burials


FUNERAL CUSTOM IN EGYPT, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: Rest ye - set down the bier
Subject(s): Customs, Social; Egypt; Funerals


FUNERAL ELEGY UPON THE DEATH OF ... JOHN COTTON ..., by JOHN+(1) NORTON    Poem Source                
First Line: And after winthrop's, hooker's shepherd's hearse
Last Line: Who will not leave his exiles comfortless
Subject(s): Cotton, John (1585-1652); Death; Funerals


FUNERAL HYMN, by WILLIAM WALSHAM HOW    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: For all the saints who from their labors rest
Variant Title(s): The Procession Of Fait
Subject(s): Faith; Funerals


FUNERAL HYMN, by LOUIS UNTERMEYER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When life's gay courage fails at last
Last Line: And the great, blue folds of sky!
Alternate Author Name(s): Lewis, Michael
Subject(s): Death; Funerals; Dead, The; Burials


FUNERAL HYMN UPON THE OBSEQUIES OF A FRIEND, SELS., by AURELIUS CLEMENS PRUDENTIUS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Now earth, take to thy cold embrace
Last Line: Yet the deceased is never lost
Subject(s): Funerals


FUNERAL LAUGHTER, by PHILIP S. BRYANT    Poem Source                
First Line: At my grandmother's
Last Line: Is these seats tooken?'
Subject(s): Death; Funerals; Grandparents; Graves


FUNERAL MASS: REQUIEM, by BORIS NIKOLAYEVICH BUGAYEV    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: You sit on the bed there
Last Line: "as with vestments of silver?"
Alternate Author Name(s): Belyi, Andrey; Bely, Andrei
Subject(s): Death; Funerals; Dead, The; Burials


FUNERAL OF HENRY G. RITER III, by LEE JENNISON SCHWEPPE    Poem Source                
First Line: Henry had donated a garden to the cinder-block church
Last Line: Rifting the water as at midway in 1942
Subject(s): Death; Funerals; Memory


FUNERAL OF MAZEEN; THE LAST OF THE ... MOHEGAN NATION, by LYDIA HUNTLEY SIGOURNEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Mid the trodden turf is an open grave
Last Line: And plead for your pale-brow'd brother's guilt.
Subject(s): Funerals; Hope; Native Americans; Sin; Soul; Burials; Optimism; Indians Of America; American Indians; Indians Of South America


FUNERAL OF THE COUNT OF SALDANA, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: All in the centre of the choir bernardo's knees are bent
Last Line: Still, father, thirsts that burning lance, and still thy son can wield it
Subject(s): Bernardo Del Carpio; Courts And Courtiers; Death; Fathers And Sons; Funerals; Grief; Revenge


FUNERAL PROCESSION, by JOSE OSWALD DE SOUZA ANDRADE    Poem Source                
First Line: The veronica extends her arms
Last Line: To the voice in the night %full of lighted hills
Subject(s): Funerals


FUNERAL SERMON, by MARY SINTON LEITCH    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Mo'hners, would yo' dwell in de shadder of de lamb
Subject(s): Funerals


FUNERAL SERMON, SOWETO, by WOLE SOYINKA    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: We wish to bury our dead. Now, a funeral
Last Line: And now, we wish to bury our dead
Subject(s): Funerals; Nigerian Civil War


FUNERAL SERVICE, by EVE MERRIAM    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: As we poor outnumber the rich, so evil days to good
Alternate Author Name(s): Moskovitz, Eva
Subject(s): Funerals; Poverty; Burials


FUNERAL SONG FOR THE PRINCESS CHARLOTTE OF WALES, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In its summer pride arrayed
Last Line: Lays a garland on thy herse.
Subject(s): Blessings; Charlotte Augusta, Princess (d. 1817); Epitaphs; Funerals; Grief; Henry V, King Of England (1387-1422); Honor; Wales; Burials; Sorrow; Sadness; Welshmen; Welshwomen


FUNERAL SONG, UPON THE DECEASE OF ANNES HIS MOTHER, SELS., by NICHOLAS GRIMALD                    Poet's Biography
Alternate Author Name(s): Grimwoald, Nicholas; Grimoald, Nicholas
Subject(s): Funerals; Mothers


FUNERALL HYMNE, SELS., by AURELIUS CLEMENS PRUDENTIUS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: O god, the soules pure fi'ry spring
Last Line: Yet man is never fully lost
Subject(s): Funerals


FUNERALS, by VYACHESLAV IVANOVICH IVANOV    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Of funerals the saddest
Subject(s): Funerals


FUNERALS, by JAMES LAUGHLIN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In our village are short and to the point
Last Line: Been to at least fifty funerals. When will mine be
Subject(s): Funerals


FUNERALS, by JAMES OPPENHEIM    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: One would think the dead were burying the living
Last Line: And quickly and quietly burn it up.
Subject(s): Funerals; Burials


GEORGE LEVISON OR, THE SCHOOLFELLOWS, by WILLIAM ALLINGHAM    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The noisy sparrows in our clematis
Last Line: Supernal wisdom only knows how much.
Alternate Author Name(s): Pollex, D.; Walker, Patricius
Subject(s): Angels; Classmates; Death; Friendship; Funerals; Heaven; Memory; Soul; Schoolmates; Dead, The; Burials; Paradise


GHETTO FUNERAL, by CHARLES REZNIKOFF    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Followed by his lodge, shabby men stumbling over the cobblestones,
Subject(s): Funerals; Burials


GODLESS WOMAN, by CESAR VALLEJO    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Lord! You were behind the glass
Last Line: And to the vile jew she sells bread!
Subject(s): Absence; Funerals


GRAVE DETAILS, by ROBERT M. CHUTE    Poem Source                
First Line: As raw recruits we quickly learned
Last Line: One pile of dirt at a time
Subject(s): Death; Funerals; Graves; War


GRAVEYARD, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: Whose yard is it, the graveyard?
Last Line: Man's doom doesn't waver a moment
Subject(s): China - Middle Ages (600 B.c.- 618 A.d.); Fasts And Feasts; Funerals; Graves


GREEK FUNERAL CHANT, OR MYRIOLOGUE, by FELICIA DOROTHEA HEMANS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A wail was heard around the bed, the deathbed of the young
Last Line: "woe! That it smiles, and not for thee! -- my brother and my friend!"
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, Felicia Dorothea
Subject(s): Funerals; Greece; Burials; Greeks


GRUNT, by BRENDAN KENNELLY    Poem Source                
First Line: He'd lived there all his life, was over
Last Line: On banna strand
Subject(s): Fingers; Funerals; Thumbs


HAIKU, by NICK VIRGILIO    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: After father's wake
Last Line: To the darkened house
Alternate Author Name(s): Virgilio, Nicholas
Subject(s): Fathers; Funerals


HAIKU, by NICK VIRGILIO    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Into the blinding sun
Last Line: Glaring headlights
Alternate Author Name(s): Virgilio, Nicholas
Subject(s): Funerals


HAVE YOU MET MISS JONES?, by CHARLES SIMIC    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I have. At the funeral
Subject(s): Funerals; Beauty; Burials


HE WAS ABOUT TO WIN THE, by ALYSIA K. HARPOOTIAN    Poem Source                
First Line: National science teachers' award next month but
Last Line: He lived the steady of steadiness
Subject(s): Death; Funerals


HE WILL COME TO MY FUNERAL WITH A WHITE FLOWER, by ARTHUR SZE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Funerals


HERZL'S REBURIAL IN JERUSALEM, by JOSEPH LEFTWICH    Poem Source                
First Line: Once a man looked down from a mountain
Last Line: Each dawn lights your memory. %your yorzeit flame burns clear
Subject(s): Funerals; Herzl, Theodore (1860-1904); Jerusalem


HINDOO FUNERAL SONG, by EDWIN ARNOLD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Call on rama! Call to rama?
Last Line: Ram! Ram!—oh, call to rama.
Subject(s): Funerals; Hinduism; Religion; Burials; Theology


HIS SIGNIFICANT DAY, by BECCA HENSLEY    Poem Source                
First Line: The head was a black circle
Last Line: Jaundice the white mats %of the others
Subject(s): Fathers; Funerals


HIS WIDOW, by HUMBERT WOLFE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The wreaths shrivelled and froze upon his grave
Last Line: And slept -- and snored a little... Life isn't so bad.
Subject(s): Funerals; Life; Sleep; Widows & Widowers; Burials


HISTORY LESSONS: THE BURIAL OF THE DEAD, by SIDNEY WADE    Poem Source                
First Line: Insects punctuate the floral patterns in the pannels
Last Line: Where they protrude from the open nipples of a pair of %sculpted breasts
Subject(s): Death; Funerals


HYMN: AT A FUNERAL, by REGINALD HEBER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Beneath our feet and o'er our head
Last Line: Shall live for hell or heaven!
Subject(s): Funerals; Burials


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


ILIAD: BOOK 24. ACHILLES AND PRIAM, by HOMER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The games were over now. The gathered armies scattered
Last Line: And so the trojans buried hector breaker of horses
Subject(s): Achilles; Funerals; Mythology - Classical; Trojan War


IN A FORGOTTEN BURYING-GROUND, by RUTH GUTHRIE HARDING    Poem Text                
First Line: Eternal in the brooding of the old norwegian spruces
Last Line: Will find its way across the years -- to stir a stranger's breast!
Alternate Author Name(s): Burton, Richard, Mrs.
Subject(s): Funerals; Burials


IN MEMORY OF ANN JONES, by DYLAN THOMAS    Poem Text             Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: After the funeral, mule praises, brays
Variant Title(s): After The Funeral
Subject(s): Aunts; Funerals; Burials


IN MEMORY OF ANN JONES, by DYLAN THOMAS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: After the funeral, mule praises, brays
Last Line: And the strutting fern lay seeds on the black sill
Variant Title(s): After The Funera
Subject(s): Aunts; Funerals


IN THE KNOW, by BRENDAN KENNELLY    Poem Source                
First Line: Dead faces, voices come and go
Last Line: Why jesus wept
Subject(s): Death; Funerals; Jesus Christ - Legends; Religion


IN THE PARKING LOT OF THE FUNERAL HOME, by SUSAN GRIMM    Poem Source                
First Line: Slick as a dance floor under the sky, the smooth
Last Line: Of its path is as sharp as a sickle and sure
Subject(s): Funerals


INCIDENTAL REPORT ON MY GRANDMOTHER'S DIVINITY, by BOB HICOK    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: My grandmother had 14 children
Last Line: Since the first child emerged to screams %of holy insistence
Subject(s): Death; Funerals; Grandparents


INDIAN GIRL'S BURIAL, by LYDIA HUNTLEY SIGOURNEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A voice upon the prairies
Last Line: As here they mourn for thee.
Subject(s): Funerals; Native Americans; Tuberculosis; Burials; Indians Of America; American Indians; Indians Of South America; Consumption (pathology)


INTERPOLATION SOUNDS, by WALT WHITMAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Over and through the burial chant
Last Line: The sound of horses' hoofs departing -- saddles, arms, accoutrements.
Subject(s): Funerals; Sheridan, Philip Henry (1831-1888); Burials


ISLAND FUNERAL, by FRANK STANFORD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Mama julinda is let down in a hole
Subject(s): Funerals; Burials


IT TOOK FOUR FLOWERBOATS TO CONVEY MY FATHER'S BLACK, by JOHN CIARDI    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: Old salt of new, between black and triumph
Subject(s): Funerals


ITALIAN EXTRAVAGANZA, by GREGORY NUNZIO CORSO    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Mrs. Lombardi's month-old son is dead
Last Line: And ten black cadillacs to haul it in
Alternate Author Name(s): Corso, Gregory
Subject(s): Death - Children; Funerals


JASPER, by DONALD (GRADY) DAVIDSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: If jasper saw a silver crescent declining
Last Line: "let the songs I knew speed warm to your utterance."
Subject(s): Death; Funerals; Dead, The; Burials


JOAN OF ARC: BOOK 9, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Far through the shadowy sky the ascending flames
Last Line: "the thunder—she shall blast her despot foes."
Subject(s): Death; England; Faith; France; Funerals; God; Heroism; Joan Of Arc (1412-1431); Missions & Missionaries; Victory; War; Dead, The; English; Belief; Creed; Burials; Heroes; Heroines


JOHANNES, by TOMAZ SALAMUN    Poem Source                
First Line: Who opens the nose of the compost? Pranajama
Last Line: Where bobrowski used to rest
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Death - Children; Funerals; Graves


JOURNEY'S END, by MADELINE YEAGER    Poem Text                
First Line: When I am dead / see that folks omit
Last Line: With beauty I shall walk.
Subject(s): Death; Flowers; Funerals; Roses; Dead, The; Burials


KINDAR BURIAL SERVICE, by LUCRETIA MARIA DAVIDSON    Poem Text                
First Line: We commend our brother to thee, oh earth!
Last Line: For the spirit hath fled from its mouldering shrine.
Subject(s): Funerals; Burials


LAMENT, by ELIZABETH HOWARD    Poem Source                
First Line: That's little man moseley handcuffed
Last Line: Not even in self-defense as he claims
Subject(s): Funerals; Prisons And Prisoners


LAMENT FOR HIS VIRTUES AND VERSES, ON THE DEATH OF DON GUIDO, by ANTONIO MACHADO RUIZ    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: It was pneumonia in the end
Last Line: Completely formal, %the andalusian gentleman!
Alternate Author Name(s): Machado, Antonio; Machado Y Ruiz, Antonio
Subject(s): Death; Funerals; Pneumonia; Sickness


LAST RITE, by DAVID CHORLTON    Poem Source                
First Line: Water laps against the mirrors
Last Line: To look at his reflection
Subject(s): Funerals; Water


LAST RITES, by FELICIA DOROTHEA HEMANS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: By the mighty minster's bell
Last Line: Ere life's day grow dim!
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, Felicia Dorothea
Subject(s): Funerals; Burials


LAST RITES, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Dead in the cold, a song-singing thrush
Last Line: Raise him a tombstone of snow.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Variant Title(s): Sing-song; A Nursery Rhyme Book: 10
Subject(s): Cold; Death; Funerals; Dead, The; Burials


LAVENDER, by DAVID ST. JOHN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Here is no / simple circumstance
Last Line: Of an open field
Subject(s): Funerals


LEST WE FORGET, by LOIS M. EISH    Poem Text                
First Line: When death shall curtain them about
Last Line: There's no forgiveness after death.
Subject(s): Death; Flowers; Forgiveness; Funerals; Dead, The; Clemency; Burials


LINES IN PRAISE OF PROFESSOR BLACKIE, by WILLIAM MCGONAGALL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Alas! The people's hearts are now full of sorrow
Last Line: Worthy of a monument, and your name written thereon in letters of gold.
Subject(s): Death; Funerals; Honor; Memory; Praise; Teaching & Teachers; Dead, The; Burials


LONELY BURIAL, by STEPHEN VINCENT BENET    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: There were not many at that lonely place
Last Line: The terrible bareness of the soul's last house.
Subject(s): Funerals; Burials


LOVE'S BURIAL, by ELLA WHEELER WILCOX    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Let us clear a little space
Last Line: We will walk a separate way.
Alternate Author Name(s): Wilson, Robert, Mrs.
Subject(s): Death; Dreams; Funerals; Love; Tears; Dead, The; Nightmares; Burials


LOVERS, by CONRAD AIKEN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In this glass palace are flowers in golden baskets
Last Line: And start on a pullman journey to a certain gate, %punctually, at a certain hour, on a certain date
Subject(s): Funerals


LOWERING THE COFFIN, by PARK MOGWOL    Poem Source                
First Line: The coffin was lowered
Last Line: Where I hear fruit drop with a thud
Subject(s): Funerals


MEMORIAL TO D.C.: 5. ELEGY, by EDNA ST. VINCENT MILLAY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Let them bury your big eyes
Last Line: Beats the golden bird no more.
Alternate Author Name(s): Boyd, Nancy; Boissevain, Eugen, Mrs.
Subject(s): Death; Friendship; Funerals; Vassar College; Dead, The; Burials


MEN AT NY FATHER'S FUNERAL, by WILLIAM MATTHEWS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The ones his age who shook my hand
Alternate Author Name(s): Matthews, William Procter
Subject(s): Fathers; Funerals; Burials


MEXICAN FUNERAL PROCESSION, by BEULAH VICK BICKLEY    Poem Text                
First Line: Four stalwart indians keep rhythmic step
Last Line: While birds trill melodies above the deep silence of the sleepers.
Subject(s): Funerals; Burials


MOMENT, by HARRY EDMUND MARTINSON    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Before the moment bursts nd perishes
Last Line: Before the moment bursts and perishes
Subject(s): Death; Funerals; Heaven


MONICA'S LAST PRAYER, by MATTHEW ARNOLD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Ah, could thy grave at home, at carthage be
Last Line: Keep by this: life in god, and union there!
Subject(s): Funerals; Burials


MORNING PAPER, by ROLF JACOBSEN    Poem Source                
First Line: The morning paper is opened out on the 7:35
Last Line: A procession behind glass %as if to a restricted and private funeral on some star
Subject(s): Angels; Death; Funerals; Soul


MORTUARY PARLORS, by STEPHEN VINCENT BENET    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The smooth, unobtrusive walls say 'hush!' in a voice of honey and meal
Last Line: And death, the obsequious gentleman, comes rubbing black gloves and talking
Subject(s): Death; Funerals; Dead, The


MOTHER AND DAUGHTER, by CALE YOUNG RICE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Silence. Shadows. A little wind in the elms
Last Line: To other doors -- and other, and other, and other.
Subject(s): Daughters; Funerals; Mothers; Silence; Soul; Burials


MOURNER'S LINE, by DAVE SMITH    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Have mercy!' you cry in the mourner's line
Last Line: Everyone's coming, I sigh, except of course him
Subject(s): Funerals; Mourning


MOZART'S REQUIEM, by FELICIA DOROTHEA HEMANS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A requiem! And for whom?
Last Line: Into the notes that o'er my dust shall swell.
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, Felicia Dorothea
Subject(s): Funerals; Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756-1791); Women; Burials


MY BODY, by MICHAEL HETTICH    Poem Source                
First Line: The first time I met her she was swimming out and couldn't hear me
Last Line: Boardwalk fo just one song. They asked if I would sing their song
Subject(s): Bodies; Funerals; Parents; Soul


MY FATHER'S BODY, by WILLIAM MATTHEWS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: First they take it away,
Alternate Author Name(s): Matthews, William Procter
Subject(s): Fathers; Corpses; Funerals; Cremation; Cadavers; Burials


MY GRANDFATHER'S FUNERAL, by JAMES APPLEWHITE    Poem Source                
First Line: I knew the dignity of the words
Subject(s): Funerals


MY GRANDMOTHER'S FUNERAL, by THOMAS LUX    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: At least 100 seabirds attended my grandmother's
Last Line: Almost impossible to carry
Subject(s): Coffins; Death; Funerals


MY MOTHER'S POEM, by MICERE GITHAE MUGO    Poem Source                
First Line: The day after %my father
Last Line: My father %was buried
Subject(s): Africa - Neocolonialism; Fathers; Funerals; Mothers


MY SISTER'S FUNERAL, by GERALD STERN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Since there was no mother for the peach tree we did it
Subject(s): Sisters; Death - Children; Funerals; Grief; Death - Babies; Burials; Sorrow; Sadness


MY WISH, by JOHANNA AMBROSIUS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: What I would wish for is nor praise nor fame
Last Line: Let them think: good was she we've been burying.
Subject(s): Funerals; Wishes; Burials


NETLEY ABBEY, MIDNIGHT, by WILLIAM S. SOTHEBY    Poem Text                
First Line: Soft on the wave the oars at distance sound
Last Line: Shall pour the lenient balm that soothes the soul to peace.
Subject(s): Funerals; Melancholy; Night; Burials; Dejection; Bedtime


NIGHT BURIAL IN THE FOREST, by DUNCAN CAMPBELL SCOTT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Lay him down where the fern is thick and fair
Last Line: The wings of the angel who gathers the souls from the wastes of the world.
Alternate Author Name(s): Scott, D. C.
Subject(s): Forests; Funerals; Night; Woods; Burials; Bedtime


NIGHT THOUGHTS; THE COMPLAINT: 1. LIFE, DEATH & IMMORTALITY, by EDWARD YOUNG (1683-1765)    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Tired nature's sweet restorer, balmy sleep!
Last Line: How had it blest mankind, and rescued me!
Subject(s): Death; Funerals; Grief; Immortality; Life; Mankind; Night; Dead, The; Burials; Sorrow; Sadness; Human Race; Bedtime


NIGHT THOUGHTS; THE COMPLAINT: 3. NARCISSA, by EDWARD YOUNG (1683-1765)    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: From dreams, where thought in fancy's maze runs mad
Last Line: When shall I die? -- when shall I live for ever?
Subject(s): Death; Fortune; Funerals; Life; Love; Mankind; Night; Sleep; Dead, The; Burials; Human Race; Bedtime


NINE ELEGIES FOR AMY MCCLELLAND: 4., by HUGH STEINBERG    Poem Source                
First Line: I want to tell you, the funeral was great, was sweet
Last Line: Had been your wedding instead
Subject(s): Death; Funerals


NINE STONES: 6. MICHAEL TINNING ADOPTED (8-3-78 TO 3-2-81), by SUZANNE OWENS    Poem Source                
First Line: Not even your mixed skin could keep you
Last Line: Gaze at your open casket, overstuffed with toys
Subject(s): Death - Children; Funerals; Mothers; Murder


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


NOBLE FUNERALS ARRANGED, by PIET HEIN    Poem Source                
First Line: The nobel prize %needs a candidate
Last Line: A funeral benefit fund
Subject(s): Funerals; Nobel Prizes


NONGTONGPAW, by CHARLES DIBDIN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: John bull for pastime took a prance
Last Line: "good night t'ye, mounseer nongtongpaw!"
Alternate Author Name(s): Dibdin, Charles Isaac Mungo; Dibdin, Charles, Jr.
Subject(s): Funerals; Wealth; Burials; Riches; Fortunes


NOTES ON THE MOVING OF A CORPSE, by MIRKO LAUER    Poem Source                
First Line: The young latin-americans silently follow the burial
Last Line: The coffee, the friend, and the tool of work
Subject(s): Corpses; Death; Funerals; Peru


NOW WHEN THE NUMBER OF MY YEARS, by ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: Bury me low and let me lie
Alternate Author Name(s): Stevenson, Robert Lewis Balfour
Subject(s): Mortality; Funerals


OBSEQUIES, by OLIVE TILFORD DARGAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The spirits of the twilight go sighing on these slopes
Last Line: To a forest funeral.
Alternate Author Name(s): Burke, Fielding
Subject(s): Forests; Funerals; Woods; Burials


ODE FOR THE BURIAL OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text     Poem Explanation             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh, slow to smite and swift to spare
Last Line: Who perished in the cause of right.
Variant Title(s): Abraham Lincoln;the Death Of Lincoln
Subject(s): Funerals; Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865); Presidents, United States; Burials


ODORS, by MANI LEIB BRAHINSKY    Poem Source                
First Line: Such pungent odors the old synagogues dispel
Last Line: From where the poor sit to the high-toned eastern wall
Subject(s): Funerals; Rites And Ceremonies


OFF TO THE CEMETERY, by DAVID IGNATOW    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: To die is to be brought down among blacks
Last Line: To the cemetery in cars and cabs %that are as good-looking as false teeth
Subject(s): Death; Funerals


ON A SOLDIER'S FUNERAL, by JOHN GALSWORTHY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: No pipes have skirled
Last Line: The footfalls die.
Alternate Author Name(s): Sinjohn, John
Subject(s): Funerals; Soldiers; Burials


ON COVERING THE BONES OF CHANG CHIN, THE HIRED MAN, by LIU TSUNG-YUAN    Poem Source                
First Line: The cycle of life is a worrisome thing
Last Line: Just call it a personal favor for you
Subject(s): Funerals


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 THE BURIAL OF A FRIEND, by ANTONIO MACHADO RUIZ    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: They gave him to the earth one horrible afternoon
Last Line: Definitively, %sleep a true and tranquil dream'
Alternate Author Name(s): Machado, Antonio; Machado Y Ruiz, Antonio
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Death; Funerals


ON THE DEATH OF MARY COWDEN CLARKE, by VICTOR GUSTAVE PLARR    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: She who saw blue-eyed shelley plain is gone
Last Line: Now that their last contemporary dies.
Subject(s): Clarke, Mary Cowden (1809-1898); Death; Finality; Funerals; Grief; Loss; Dead, The; Burials; Sorrow; Sadness


ON THE FUNERAL OF CHARLES I; AT NIGHT, IN ST. GEORGE'S CHAPEL, WINDSOR, by WILLIAM LISLE BOWLES    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The castle clock had tolled midnight
Last Line: We thought of him with tears.
Subject(s): Charles I, King Of England (1600-1649); Funerals; Burials


ON THE FUNERAL OF DR. LIVINGSTONE, SELS., by JOSEPH GWYER                   
Subject(s): Funerals


ON WATCHING POLITICIANS PERFORM, by ETHERIDGE KNIGHT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Hypocrites shed tears
Last Line: With the ante raised
Subject(s): Politics & Government; Funerals; King, Martin Luther, Jr. (1929-1968)


ONE DIGNITY DELAYS FOR ALL, by EMILY DICKINSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: And claim the rank to die!
Subject(s): Funerals


ORDER OF THE DEAD, by JOHN PEPPER CLARK    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The dead in other lands are settled
Last Line: They went away with a sign of great wrong
Alternate Author Name(s): Clark-bekederemo, J. P.; Clark, J. P.
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Corpses; Death; Funerals


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


OSWALD DEAD, by FERREIRA GULLAR    Poem Source                
First Line: Yesterday in sao paulo they buried
Last Line: Was a national flag
Subject(s): Death; Funerals; Poetry And Poets; Sao Paulo, Brazil


PAINTING THE DEAD, by ALLISON EIR JENKS    Poem Source                
First Line: Old woman
Last Line: If the fist is open, there was much left to do. %washing only moves it around
Subject(s): Death; Funerals


PALACE OF LASTING LIFE: JADE BURIAL, by HONG SHENG    Poem Source                
First Line: On we speed, throngs
Last Line: Go instantly, one with another
Subject(s): China - Qing Dynasty (1644-1912); Funerals


PALL-BEARING, by THOMAS ASHE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I remember, they sent
Last Line: Again, to my dying day
Variant Title(s): Corpse-bearin
Subject(s): Funerals


PALLBEARERS AT EMILY DICKINSON'S FUNERAL, by DANIEL TOBIN    Poem Source                
First Line: She died at sunset facing west
Last Line: And resurrection's skiffs embark %at dew's velocity
Subject(s): Death; Dickinson, Emily (1830-1886); Funerals


PALS, by CARL SANDBURG    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Take a hold now
Last Line: A locked-up story.
Subject(s): Funerals; Burials


PARNELL'S FUNERAL, by WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Under the great comedian's tomb the crowd
Alternate Author Name(s): Yeats, W. B.
Subject(s): Funerals; Parnell, Charles Stewart (1846-1891); Burials


PARNELL'S FUNERAL, by WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Under the great comedian's tomb the crowd
Last Line: Through jonathan swift's dark grove he passed, and there %plucked bitter wisdom that enriched his bl
Alternate Author Name(s): Yeats, W. B.
Subject(s): Funerals; Parnell, Charles Stewart (1846-1891)


PASSING, by JOANNE LOWERY    Poem Source                
First Line: Centuries ago when people were stupid
Last Line: Our flung stones will penetrate %the long box to oblivion
Subject(s): Death; Funerals


PBS, by ROBERT MAZZOCCO    Poem Source                
First Line: The ferries go out with the bodies from the morgue
Last Line: Whirling about low in the darkening air
Subject(s): Cities; Funerals


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


PHONE NUMBER FOUND IN THE DAY TIMER, by BEN NORWOOD    Poem Source                
First Line: Here's a number I'll never call again
Last Line: The grave. But none will ever call this number again
Subject(s): Death; Funerals


PIANO PLAYER EXPLAINS HIMSELF, by ALLEN GROSSMAN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When the corpse revived at the funeral
Last Line: I was mute wood. Now I am dead I sing
Subject(s): Funerals; Music And Musicians


POEM, by NORMAN DUBIE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A mule kicked out in the trees. An early
Last Line: And drove some more — unable to sleep in missouri.
Subject(s): Dolls; Funerals; Girls; Grief; Missouri; Toys; Burials; Sorrow; Sadness


POEM, by RON PADGETT    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Just how do you wash a paper plate?
Last Line: I come back alive it'll be immediately pleasant %and without all the fuss of starting life again
Subject(s): Funerals


POST-MORTEM JACKET COVER, by PETER JOHNSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: At his funeral, as he hovers above
Last Line: Alive and barely kicking
Subject(s): Death; Funerals; Life; Dead, The; Burials


POST-MORTEM JACKET COVER, by PETER JOHNSON    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: At his funeral, as he hovers above
Last Line: Alive and barely kicking
Subject(s): Death; Funerals; Life


POSTHUMOUS COQUETRY, by THEOPHILE GAUTIER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Let there be laid, when I am dead
Last Line: Pater and ave for my peace.
Alternate Author Name(s): Theo, Le Bon
Subject(s): Funerals; Love; Vanity; Burials


PRAYER FOR THE LITTLE'UN, by PHYLLIS LIVINGSTON    Poem Text                
First Line: I have dug a hole and put him in the ground
Last Line: I have done my do . . . The rest is up to you.
Subject(s): Funerals; Burials


PRELIMINARY INSTRUCTIONS FOR A FUNERAL SERVICE; A POEM IN FOUR STANZAS, by CHRISTOPHER DARLINGTON MORLEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Say this poor fool misfeatured all his days
Last Line: He lives in your heart, as he lives in mine.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hall, Galway
Subject(s): Funerals; Burials


PRESENCES, by BRENDAN KENNELLY    Poem Source                
First Line: Love is present
Last Line: A place of bones
Subject(s): Death; Drowning; Funerals; Love


PRISONERS, by DENISE LEVERTOV    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Though the road turn at last
Subject(s): Death; Funerals; Dead, The; Burials


PROPER SEND-OFF, by KAY MEIER    Poem Source                
First Line: The undertaker dances from coffin to coffin
Last Line: The local who died in an auto/bus crash? %I hurry for the door
Subject(s): Death; Funerals; Undertakers


RADHA TO RAM LILA, by ANNA BUNSTON DE BARY    Poem Text                
First Line: Still in the moonlight gleam himalayan snows
Last Line: And till a tongue of ashes speaks again.
Subject(s): Death; Funerals; Himalayas (mountains); Dead, The; Burials


RETTY'S PHASES, by THOMAS HARDY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Retty used to shake her head
Last Line: Was so long ago!
Subject(s): Funerals; Burials


RETURN FROM DELHI, by JOSEPHINE JACOBSEN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Coming from delhi in the rain we met a country funeral
Last Line: Our dark, silent athens is there
Subject(s): Funerals; Burials


RIDING IN A STRANGER'S FUNERAL, by ROBERT WALLACE    Poem Source                
First Line: It is now 24 years since I rode in a stranger's funeral
Last Line: Turned and followed the other cars following the hearse, %into the cemetery, and in among the trees
Subject(s): Funerals; Strangers


RITE STUFF, by JOYCE LA MERS    Poem Source                
First Line: Down the river of no return
Last Line: Where I'm concerned, you name is mud!
Subject(s): Death; Funerals


RITES FOR COUSIN VIT, by GWENDOLYN BROOKS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Carried her unprotesting out the door
Last Line: In parks or alleys, comes haply on the verge %of happiness, haply hysterics. Is
Subject(s): Funerals


ROYAL WELCOME, by JOHN PEPPER CLARK    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: They had forgotten to switch off
Last Line: Unacceptable to the people
Alternate Author Name(s): Clark-bekederemo, J. P.; Clark, J. P.
Subject(s): Funerals


SAD SONG, by MARIA ENRIQUETA    Poem Source                
First Line: The hermit's lane, how said it is
Last Line: The coffin for my dear!
Subject(s): Coffins; Death; Funerals; Grief


SCENES IN LONDON: 4. THE CITY CHURCHYARD, by LETITIA ELIZABETH LANDON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I pray thee lay me not to rest
Last Line: Give loveliness to death.
Alternate Author Name(s): L. E. L.; Maclean, Letitia
Subject(s): Churchyards; Funerals; London; Burials


SEA BURIAL, by JOHN CIARDI    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Through the sea's crust of prisms looking up
Last Line: And ran on grass as if it could not die
Subject(s): Funerals - At Sea; World War Ii; Burials At Sea; Second World War


SEA BURIAL, by JOHN CIARDI    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Through the sea's crust of prisms looking up
Last Line: The memory that kissed a mountain girl %and ran on grass as if it could not die
Subject(s): Funerals - At Sea; World War Ii


SEA BURIAL, by ROBINA MONKMAN    Poem Source                
First Line: Lower him gently, gently, now
Subject(s): Funerals - At Sea


SEA BURIAL, by CHARLES PERDU    Poem Source                
First Line: In motley garb the still survivors stand
Last Line: Uniform in death as in life, %ready to be tipped with final taps %back into nature
Subject(s): Funerals - At Sea


SEA BURIAL, by ROBERTA STILES    Poem Source                
First Line: At night, the heard defiant waters creep
Subject(s): Funerals - At Sea


SEA BURIAL FROM THE CRUISER REVE, by RICHARD GHORMLEY EBERHART    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: She is now water and air
Last Line: Who was earth and fire
Subject(s): Funerals - At Sea


SEA BURIAL, FR. MARDI, by HERMAN MELVILLE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: We drop our dead in the sea
Last Line: Deeper down in the bottomless sea.
Subject(s): Funerals - At Sea; Burials At Sea


SEND-OFF, by LUISA IGLORIA    Poem Source                
First Line: Suddenly it is time
Last Line: In deepest shadow
Subject(s): Funerals


SHACKLETON, by MADELINE DEFREES    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Two faces of the same coin: poet and explorer. This
Last Line: Destined to go down, a bride of the sea.
Alternate Author Name(s): Mary Gilbert, Sister; De Frees, Madeline
Subject(s): Explorers; Funerals - At Sea; Sea Voyages; Shackleton, Sir Ernest (1874-1922); Exploring; Discovery; Discoverers; Burials At Sea


SHE; AT HIS FUNERAL, by THOMAS HARDY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: They bear him to his resting-place
Last Line: Whilst my regret consumes like fire!
Subject(s): Funerals; Burials


SHIP OF DEATH, by SEAMUS HEANEY    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Scyld was still a strong man when his time came
Last Line: Knows for certain who salvaged the dead
Subject(s): Beowulf; Funerals; Ships And Shipping


SIBLINGS, by DENNIS O'DRISCOLL    Poem Source                
First Line: I am writing at exactly the moment
Last Line: Our world refracted by a lens of tears
Subject(s): Death; Funerals


SKIRMISH AT THE TEREBINSKU FUNERAL HOME -- DAYTON, OHIO, by FELIX JUNG    Poem Source                
First Line: I wonder when it happened, if the first punch
Last Line: Without sound, its metal body motionless and still
Subject(s): Funerals


SLED BURIAL, DREAM CEREMONY, by JAMES DICKEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: While the south rains, the north
Subject(s): American Civil War; Funerals; United States - History; Burials


SLED BURIAL, DREAM CEREMONY, by JAMES DICKEY    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: While the south rains, the north
Last Line: On utter foreignness, before he fills and sails down
Subject(s): American Civil War; Funerals; U.s. - History


SONG (3), by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: We buried her among the flower
Last Line: Fair, with the selfsame smile.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Flowers; Funerals; Grief; Tears; Burials; Sorrow; Sadness


SONG FOR THE FUNERAL OF A BOY, by HERBERT TRENCH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: On stems from silver woods
Last Line: As dews that on the uplands shine and go!
Subject(s): Death - Children; Funerals; Death - Babies; Burials


SONG OF THE HINDOO WOMEN, WHILE ACCOMPANYING A WIDOW TO FUNERAL PILE, by MARIA JANE JEWSBURY    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Not in grief to the pile we go
Last Line: Thy last bright thread of life is spun!
Alternate Author Name(s): Fletcher, Maria Jane Jewsbury
Subject(s): Funerals; Hinduism; Religion


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


STEP, by MICHAEL ONDAATJE    Poem Text             Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: The ceremonial funeral structure for a monk
Subject(s): Funerals; Monks; Sri Lanka; Burials; Ceylon


STEP, by MICHAEL ONDAATJE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The ceremonial funeral structure for a monk
Last Line: Where there was worship, lighter air
Subject(s): Funerals; Monks; Sri Lanka


STREET FUNERAL, by IRVING LAYTON    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Tired of chewing
Last Line: The long adultery %with illusion?
Subject(s): Funerals


SUMMER FUNERAL, MICHIGAN, by JULIUS KELERAS    Poem Source                
First Line: And I'll be back at the drained reservoir, smoking
Last Line: Blunted cross, all oblivious to summer
Subject(s): Funerals


SWETNAM, THE WOMAN-HATER: FUNERAL SONG, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: Whilst we sing the doleful knell
Subject(s): Funerals


SYREN SONGS: DIRGE, by GEORGE DARLEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Prayer unsaid, and mass unsung
Last Line: Mermen lay him in his tomb!
Variant Title(s): The Sea-ritual
Subject(s): Funerals; Supernatural; Burials


TAKEN FROM MEN THIS MORNING, by EMILY DICKINSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: Our departed are
Subject(s): Death Ė Children; Funerals; Heaven


TALBRAGAR, by HENRY HERTZBERG LAWSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Jack denver died on talbragar when christmas eve began
Last Line: Rode in to talbragar.
Subject(s): Death; Funerals; Dead, The; Burials


TEMPORARILY IN OXFORD, by ANNE STEVENSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Where they will bury me
Subject(s): Funerals; Burials


TEMPORARILY IN OXFORD, by ANNE STEVENSON    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Where they will bury me
Last Line: Lift up the turf and slip in beside you
Subject(s): Funerals


THAT ONE, THIS ONE, by KATHRYN MARIS    Poem Source                
First Line: Three priests wear their home colors. The hempstead robe is gold
Last Line: My mind extends the line to infinity. There she is: in the clouds and in the ground
Subject(s): Funerals


THE ALDERMAN'S FUNERAL, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Whom are they ushering from the world, with all
Last Line: Dropping upon his urn their marble tears.
Subject(s): Christianity; Funerals; Generosity; Sin; Strangers; Towns; Wealth; Burials; Riches; Fortunes


THE BOOK OF THE DEAD MAN (#58), by MARVIN BELL    Poem Source                 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 BURIAL, by LYNN EMANUEL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: After I've goosed up the fire in the stove with 'starter logg'
Last Line: Greatest enemy. Which, in a sense, my father was
Subject(s): Funerals; Burials


THE BURIAL IN ENGLAND, by JAMES ELROY FLECKER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: These then we honour: these in fragrant earth
Last Line: Shall gather at the gate of paradise.
Subject(s): Funerals; Patriotism; Burials


THE BURIAL IN THE DESERT, by FELICIA DOROTHEA HEMANS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In the shadow of the pyramid
Last Line: A field of death surveyed.
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, Felicia Dorothea
Subject(s): Funerals; Sahara Desert; Burials


THE BURIAL OF AN INFANT, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Blest infant bud, whose blossom-life
Last Line: To dress them, and unswaddle death.
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist
Subject(s): Death - Children; Funerals; Death - Babies; Burials


THE BURIAL OF ARNOLD, CHAMPION OF HIS CLASS AT YALE COLLEGE, by NATHANIEL PARKER WILLIS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Ye've gathered to your place of prayer
Last Line: Is water'd by the tear.
Subject(s): Funerals; Burials


THE BURIAL OF BOSTON CORBETT (ONE WARDEN TO ANOTHER), by EDGAR LEE MASTERS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: So this is what we bury? How his face
Last Line: Should he be raised?
Subject(s): Booth, John Wilkes (1838-1865); Funerals; Burials


THE BURIAL OF MR. GLADSTONE, THE GREAT POLITICAL HERO, by WILLIAM MCGONAGALL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Alas! The people now do sigh and moan
Last Line: You were the greatest politician in your day.
Subject(s): Death; Funerals; Gladstone, William Ewart (1809-1898); Heroism; Obituaries; Dead, The; Burials; Heroes; Heroines


THE BURIAL OF ROBERT BROWNING, by KATHERINE HARRIS BRADLEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Upon st. Michael's isle
Last Line: Or trafalgar.
Alternate Author Name(s): Field, Michael (with Edith Emma Cooper)
Subject(s): Browning, Robert (1812-1889); Funerals; Poetry & Poets; Writing & Writers; Burials


THE BURIAL OF SIR JOHN MOORE AT [OR AFTER] CORUNNA, by CHARLES WOLFE    Poem Text             Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: Not a drum was heard, not a funeral note
Last Line: But we left him alone with his glory.
Variant Title(s): After Corunna;the Burial Of Sir John Moore
Subject(s): Corunna, Spain; Courage; Death; Funerals; Great Britain - History; Moore, Sir John (1761-1809); Napoleonic Wars; Pennisular War (1808-1814); Valor; Bravery; Dead, The; Burials; English History


THE BURIAL OF THE DEAD, by JOHN KEBLE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I thought to meet no more, so dreary seem'd
Last Line: With thy dear pardoning words.
Subject(s): Funerals; Burials


THE BURIAL OF THE REV. GEORGE GILFILLAN, by WILLIAM MCGONAGALL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: On the gilfillan burial day
Last Line: And that ended the gilfillan burial in the hill o' balgay.
Subject(s): Death; Funerals; Gillfillan, George (1813-1878); Dead, The; Burials


THE BURIAL OF WEBSTER, by ELIZABETH DOTEN    Poem Text                
First Line: Low and solemn be the requiem above the nation's / dead
Last Line: And future generations shall honor webster's name!
Alternate Author Name(s): Doten, Lizzie
Subject(s): Death; Funerals; Heaven; Dead, The; Burials; Paradise


THE BURIAL OF WILLIAM THE CONQUEROR, by FELICIA DOROTHEA HEMANS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Lowly upon his bier
Last Line: That were but heard in heaven?
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, Felicia Dorothea
Subject(s): Funerals; William I, King Of England (1028-1087); Burials; William The Conqueror


THE CATTLEMAN'S BURIAL (S.S. MAORI KING, SOUTH SEAS), by HARRY HIBBARD KEMP    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: We bore our comrade from his bunk, we / kept him overnight
Last Line: And longed for fields, and running brooks, and all my friends, and home.
Subject(s): Death; Funerals; Ranch Life; Dead, The; Burials


THE CHILD'S FUNERAL, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Fair is thy sight, sorrento, green thy shore
Last Line: From long deep slumbers at the morning light.
Subject(s): Death - Children; Funerals; Death - Babies; Burials


THE CHOIRMASTER'S BURIAL, by THOMAS HARDY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: He often would ask us
Last Line: When he had grown old.
Subject(s): Choirs; Funerals; Mourning; Burials; Bereavement


THE CHURCHMAN'S THREE WISHES IN FAVOUR OF THE BURIAL BILL, by ROWLAND EYLES EGERTON-WARBURTON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A churchman, three things in this christian land
Last Line: Not solemnized in lent.
Alternate Author Name(s): Egerton-warburton, R. E.
Subject(s): Christianity; Funerals; Religion; Wishes; Burials; Theology


THE CID'S FUNERAL PROCESSION, by FELICIA DOROTHEA HEMANS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The moor had beleaguered valencia's towers
Last Line: -- so the cid to his grave passed on!
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, Felicia Dorothea
Subject(s): Cid, El (1043-1099); Funerals; Cid Campeador (143-199); Diaz De Vivar, Rodrigo (143-199); Burials


THE CROSS ROADS, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: There was an old man breaking stones
Last Line: And a stone is on her face.
Subject(s): Funerals; Girls; Labor & Laborers; Lunch; Murder; Rest; Soldiers; Story-telling; Travel; Burials; Work; Workers; Journeys; Trips


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 HORSEMAN, by LYDIA HUNTLEY SIGOURNEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Who's riding o'er the giel so fast
Last Line: How that fearful horseman rode.
Subject(s): Funerals; Norway; Burials


THE DEAD TEACHER, by SAMUEL VALENTINE COLE    Poem Text                
First Line: Ah! But yesterday we saw him there in the familiar / place
Last Line: Where thou restest from thy labors in the hearing of the pines!
Subject(s): Bowdoin College; Death; Funerals; Teaching & Teachers; Dead, The; Burials; Educators; Professors


THE DEAR PRESIDENT, by JOHN JAMES PIATT    Poem Text                
First Line: Abraham lincoln, the dear president
Last Line: "abraham lincoln, the dear president."
Subject(s): Funerals; Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865); Presidents, United States; Burials


THE DEATH OF LORD AND LADY DALHOUSIE, by WILLIAM MCGONAGALL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Alas! Lord and lady dalhousie are dead, and buried at last
Last Line: Then the people retired with sad hearts at a quick pace.
Subject(s): Courts & Courtiers; Death; Funerals; Dead, The; Burials


THE DEATH OF PRINCE LEOPOLD, by WILLIAM MCGONAGALL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Alas! Noble prince leopold, he is dead!
Last Line: For the loss of the virtuous prince leopold they loved so dear
Subject(s): Courts & Courtiers; Death; Funerals; Leopold I, King Of The Belgians; Memory; Dead, The; Burials


THE DEATH OF SIR LAUNCELOT, by CONDE BENOIST PALLEN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: At canterbury seven years a monk
Last Line: Like evening's purple with the setting sun.
Subject(s): Arthurian Legend; Death; Funerals; Grief; Heaven; Prayer; Arthur, King; Dead, The; Burials; Sorrow; Sadness; Paradise


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 DEATH OF YE LIFE OF LOVE, by JOSEPH BEAUMONT    Poem Text                
First Line: O mighty love, well may thy glorious throne
Last Line: Trust not my selfe, but hang on thy sweet care.
Subject(s): Funerals; Future Life; Love; Prayer; Burials; Retribution; Eternity; After Life


THE DESERT DEPORTATION OF 1915, by NORMAN DUBIE    Poem Source                 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 EMPEROR'S FUNERAL, by GEORGE LUNT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: And rolled in light the silver seine
Last Line: Nor man, nor fiend had mocked his bier!
Subject(s): Courts & Courtiers; Funerals; Burials


THE EXILE'S DIRGE, by FELICIA DOROTHEA HEMANS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: There went a dirge through the forest's gloom
Last Line: They had reached the exile's lonely tomb.
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, Felicia Dorothea
Subject(s): Exiles; Funerals; Burials


THE FARE, by MOLLY PEACOCK    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Bury me in my pink pantsuit, you said--and I did
Subject(s): Funerals; Jewelry & Jewelers; Burials; Rings; Bracelets; Necklaces


THE FAREWELL TO THE DEAD, by FELICIA DOROTHEA HEMANS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Come near! Ere yet the dust
Last Line: Leave ye the sleeper with his god to rest!
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, Felicia Dorothea
Subject(s): Funerals; Burials


THE FOG, by GRACE DENIO LITCHFIELD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: It lies dim and cold on the face of the mould
Last Line: And the words die away in my song.
Subject(s): Death; Fog; Funerals; Nature; Weather; Dead, The; Haze; Burials


THE FRIEND'S BURIAL, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: My thoughts are all in yonder town
Last Line: Revealed in holy lives.
Subject(s): Friendship; Funerals; Religion; Burials; Theology


THE FUNERAL, by LEVI BISHOP    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: There is a pang that spurns all soothing cares
Last Line: Forever more adored his holy name!
Subject(s): Death; Funerals; Memory; Time; Dead, The; Burials


THE FUNERAL, by WALTER JOHN DE LA MARE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: They dressed us up in black
Last Line: He was so tired, poor thing.
Alternate Author Name(s): Ramal, Walter; De La Mare, Walter
Subject(s): Funerals; Burials


THE FUNERAL, by JOHN DONNE    Poem Text     Poem Explanation         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: Whoever comes to shroud me, do not harm
Last Line: That since you would save none of me, I bury some of you.
Variant Title(s): The Funerall
Subject(s): Death; Funerals; Love; Poetry & Poets; Dead, The; Burials


THE FUNERAL, by NORMAN DUBIE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: It felt like the zero in brook ice
Last Line: The cancer ate her like horse piss eats deep snow.
Subject(s): Aunts; Cancer (disease); Farm Life; Funerals; Memory; Agriculture; Farmers; Burials


THE FUNERAL, by WALTER J. HEGARTY    Poem Text                
First Line: In the 70's we was workin' far back on a big north run
Last Line: And we'll plant them next his mother's in the tomb at dusty town!
Subject(s): Death; Deserts; Food & Eating; Funerals; Procrastination; Dead, The; Burials


THE FUNERAL, by LETITIA ELIZABETH LANDON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Mark you not yon sad procession
Last Line: Wilt thou keep that urn? Love mine!
Alternate Author Name(s): L. E. L.; Maclean, Letitia
Subject(s): Funerals; Burials


THE FUNERAL, by CHARLES SPRAGUE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Against the wall a lovely picture hung
Last Line: Ye weeping ones, she waits to welcome you.
Subject(s): Funerals; Burials


THE FUNERAL, by CAROLINE CROSBY WILSON    Poem Text                
First Line: When I am dead
Last Line: And a shroud.
Subject(s): Death; Funerals; Dead, The; Burials


THE FUNERAL BELL, by HENRY DAVID THOREAU    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: One more is gone
Last Line: Into sweet rhyme.
Subject(s): Death; Funerals; Dead, The; Burials


THE FUNERAL DAY OF SIR WALTER SCOTT, by FELICIA DOROTHEA HEMANS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A glorious voice hath ceased!
Last Line: Thine, only thine!
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, Felicia Dorothea
Subject(s): Funerals; Scott, Sir Walter (1771-1832); Burials


THE FUNERAL GENIUS; AN ANCIENT STATUE, by FELICIA DOROTHEA HEMANS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Thou shouldst be looked on when the starlight
Last Line: When living light hath touched the brow of death?
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, Felicia Dorothea
Subject(s): Funerals; Statues; Burials


THE FUNERAL OF A VILLAGE GIRL, by JULIEN AUGUSTE PELAGE BRIZEUX    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When fair louise, half child, half woman, died
Last Line: And every bird was warbling in its nest.
Alternate Author Name(s): Brizeux, Auguste
Subject(s): Death; Funerals; Girls; Poverty; Dead, The; Burials


THE FUNERAL OF ANTONIO GIANNO, by STIRLING BOWEN    Poem Text                
First Line: Above the fruit store down on biddle street
Last Line: The devastation of the last descent!
Subject(s): Funerals; Burials


THE FUNERAL OF NAPOLEON, by RICHARD MONCKTON MILNES    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: All nature is stiff in the chill of the air
Last Line: Mid the people he loved, on the banks of the seine.
Alternate Author Name(s): Houghton, 1st Baron; Houghton, Lord
Subject(s): Funerals; Napoleon I (1769-1821); Burials


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


THE FUNERAL OF THE LATE PRINCE HENRY OF BATTENBERG, by WILLIAM MCGONAGALL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Alas! Prince henry of battenberg is dead!
Last Line: And each one left with a sad heart and went home.
Subject(s): Coffins; Death; Funerals; Heaven; Memory; Rest; Dead, The; Burials; Paradise


THE FUNERAL SERMON, by ANDREW HUDGINS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Almost droll / in its assault on magisterial
Subject(s): Funerals; Fathers; Burials


THE FUNERAL TREE OF THE SOKOKIS, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Around sebago's lonely lake
Last Line: The indian's fitting monument!
Subject(s): Funerals; Native Americans; Sebago (lake), Maine; Trees; Burials; Indians Of America; American Indians; Indians Of South America


THE FUNERAL; A TOWN ECLOGUE, by JOHN GAY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Twice had the moon perform'd her monthly race
Last Line: She read, and blushes glow'd beneath the veil.]
Subject(s): Funerals; Towns; Burials


THE GANGES, by NORMAN DUBIE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I'm sorry but we can't go to the immersions tonight
Last Line: Children watering their charges, the black lulled elephants.
Subject(s): Funerals; Ganges River, India; Memory; Spiritual Life; Burials


THE GOAL OF THE WORLD, by EDNA DEAN PROCTOR    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: O the goal of the world is joy
Last Line: The soul to its nobler realms above!
Alternate Author Name(s): Dean
Subject(s): Chopin, Frederic Francois (1810-1849); Death; Funerals; Happiness; Life; Marching & Marches; Dead, The; Burials; Joy; Delight


THE HEARSE SONG (1), by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: The old grey hearse goes rolling by
Last Line: And you look like hell when they're through with you
Subject(s): Corpses;funerals;soldiers; Cadavers;burials


THE HERITAGE OF BURIAL, by HELEN FIELD WATSON    Poem Text                
First Line: A butterfly spirit crawled out of its case
Last Line: In sweetest of ways? Why the burial rite?
Subject(s): Death; Funerals; Dead, The; Burials


THE HURON'S ADDRESS TO THE DEAD, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Brother, thou wert strong in youth
Last Line: Rest in the bower of delight!
Subject(s): Brothers; Death; Funerals; Iroquois Indians; Native Americans; U.s. - History; War; Half-brothers; Dead, The; Burials; Indians Of America; American Indians; Indians Of South America


THE KNOWN SOLDIER; FOR THE DAY OF PRESIDENT WILSON'S BURIAL, by MARK ANTHONY DE WOLFE HOWE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Now through the stifling air, thick with the murk
Last Line: While safe he sleeps among the deathless dead.
Subject(s): Funerals; Holidays; Veterans Day; Wilson, Woodrow (1856-1924); Burials


THE LAST OF THE FAMILY, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: What, gregory! You are come, I see, to join us
Last Line: God make us ready, gregory, when it comes.
Subject(s): Aging; Faith; Family Life; Funerals; God; Belief; Creed; Relatives; Burials


THE LOVERS, by CONRAD AIKEN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In this glass palace are flowers in golden baskets
Last Line: Punctually, at a certain hour, on a certain date
Subject(s): Funerals; Burials


THE MOUNTAIN TOMB, by WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Pour wine and dance if manhood still have pride
Last Line: Our father rosicross sleeps in his tomb.
Alternate Author Name(s): Yeats, W. B.
Subject(s): Parties; Funerals; Death


THE MUFFLED DRUM, by FELICIA DOROTHEA HEMANS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The muffled drum was heard
Last Line: O'er the soldier's burial-rite.
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, Felicia Dorothea
Subject(s): Funerals; Soldiers; Burials


THE MUSICMAKER'S CHILD, by MIRIAM ALLEN DEFORD    Poem Text                
First Line: A maiden, waiting for a man to take her
Last Line: I, the child of weir the musicmaker.
Subject(s): Death; Funerals; Dead, The; Burials


THE OLD MAN'S FUNERAL, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I saw an aged man with [or, upon] his bier
Last Line: Dark with the mists of age, it was his time to die.
Subject(s): Funerals; Burials


THE OLD MEN USED TO SING, by ALICE WALKER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
Subject(s): African-americans; Funerals; Old Age; Burials


THE OLD SEAPORT, by DAVID MACBETH MOIR    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When winds were wailing round me
Last Line: The wild seas made reply.
Alternate Author Name(s): Delta
Subject(s): Culross, Perthsire, Scotland; Death; Funerals - At Sea; Sailing & Sailors; Sea Gulls; Seashore; Dead, The; Burials At Sea; Beach; Coast; Shore


THE OLD SEXTON, by PARK BENJAMIN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Nigh to a grave that was newly made
Last Line: "I gather them in, I gather them in."
Subject(s): Death; Funerals; Dead, The; Burials


THE OLD STORY, by ALICE CARY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The waiting-women wait at her feet
Last Line: As if all life were a festival hour.
Subject(s): Funerals; Burials


THE PARISH REGISTER: 3. BURIALS, by GEORGE CRABBE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: There was, 'tis said, and I believe, a time
Last Line: These simple annals of the village poor.
Subject(s): Funerals; Burials


THE PERUVIAN'S DIRGE OVER THE BODY OF HIS FATHER, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Rest in peace, my father, rest
Last Line: Where the strangers never shall come!
Subject(s): Fathers & Sons; Funerals; Future Life; Lament; Peru; Prayer; Burials; Retribution; Eternity; After Life


THE PHILANTHROPIST, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: There once was a brother and sister
Last Line: Had lately carried him off.
Subject(s): Death; Food & Eating; Funerals; Life; Dead, The; Burials


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 POEMS OF COLD MOUNTAIN: 15, by HAN SHAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Chuang-tzu said for his funeral
Last Line: For those who live honest death is fine too
Alternate Author Name(s): Kanzan; Hanshan; Han-shan
Subject(s): Chinese Literature; Chuang-tzu (4th Century); Death; Funerals; Dead, The; Burials


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 RITES FOR COUSIN VIT, by GWENDOLYN BROOKS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Carried her unprotesting out the door
Subject(s): Funerals; Burials


THE SCATTERING OF EVAN JONES'S ASHES, by GALWAY KINNELL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Judith moves like a dancer
Last Line: Quickened by evan's ashes
Subject(s): Cremation; Funerals; Burials


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 SCYTHIAN GUEST, by JOHN RUSKIN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The feast is full, the guests are gay
Last Line: And wait and watch for thee.
Subject(s): Feasts; Funerals; Scythians; Burials


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 SOLDIER'S FUNERAL, by LETITIA ELIZABETH LANDON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: And the muffled drum rolled on the air
Last Line: The father had pray'd o'er his only son!
Alternate Author Name(s): L. E. L.; Maclean, Letitia
Subject(s): Funerals; Soldiers; Burials


THE SOLDIER'S FUNERAL, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: It is the funeral march. I did not think
Last Line: A mere machine of murder.
Subject(s): Fate; Funerals; God; Mortality; Murder; Religion; Soldiers; Destiny; Burials; Theology


THE SURGEON'S WARNING, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The doctor whisper'd to the nurse
Last Line: Was never to mortal known.
Subject(s): Funerals; Future Life; Guilt; Physicians; Soul; Surgery; Burials; Retribution; Eternity; After Life; Doctors


THE TELEGRAPH CLERK, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: Sitting here by my desk all day
Last Line: With a smile and then a sigh
Subject(s): Accidents;death;funerals;telegraph; "dead, The;burials;telegrams;


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 TWO MOTHERS, by VIRGINIA BULLOCK-WILLIS    Poem Text                
First Line: They brought him home on his birthday
Last Line: While the last bears him to death's long rest.
Subject(s): Funerals; Mothers & Sons; Parents; Burials; Parenthood


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 UNVEILING, by JANE MILLER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Wind stirs the gauze from the stone
Last Line: The thing you find so precious is all over town
Subject(s): Family Life; Funerals; Mourning; Relatives; Burials; Bereavement


THE VICTOR'S BURIAL, by THOMAS OSBORNE DAVIS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Wrap him in his banner, the best shroud of the brave
Last Line: That he died, in his pride, -- with his foes about him strown!
Subject(s): Funerals; Burials


THE WAKE OF THE KING OF SPAIN, by ANNA LETITIA BARBAULD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Arrayed in robes of regal state
Last Line: Leave, leave him to his dread repose.
Alternate Author Name(s): Aikin, Anna Letitia
Subject(s): Funerals; Burials


THEY HAVEN'T HEARD THE WEST IS OVER, by JAMES GALVIN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: So that no one should forget, and no one be forgotten -- isn't that
Last Line: Arms to the north, and the road from here keeps going, as if it were going somewhere
Subject(s): Country Life; Death; Disappeared Persons; Funerals; Mountains; Trees; Wyoming; Dead, The; Missing Persons; Burials; Hills; Downs (great Britain)


THIS IS WHAT WAS BEQUEATHED US, by GREGORY ORR    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Funerals; Burials


THIS MAIDEN, by PAUL FORT    Poem Text                
First Line: This maiden is dead, is dead in love's play.
Last Line: They have gone to the fields, to the fields like every day.
Subject(s): Coffins; Death; Funerals; Household Employees; Dead, The; Burials; Servants; Domestics; Maids


THREE LOVE POEMS BY A NATIVE: 3. JAZZ FUNERAL, by MAXINE CASSIN    Poem Source                
First Line: As they cut the body loose
Last Line: Taunting jupiter
Subject(s): Funerals; Jazz; Music And Musicians; New Orleans


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 ALL FRIENDS, by FRANCIS CHARLES MCDONALD    Poem Text                
First Line: When this corruptible must be
Last Line: Ring with it. I shall be there!
Subject(s): Friendship; Funerals; Parties; Burials


TO CZARTORYSKI, ATTENDING ON FOOT THE FUNERAL OF THE POET MENINCIVICZ, by WALTER SAVAGE LANDOR    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In czartoryski I commend
Last Line: One nation in wide europe free.
Subject(s): Czartorski, Prince Adam Jerzy (1770-1861; Funerals; Poetry & Poets; Poland; Burials


TO JOHN KEATS, by GEORGE HERBERT CLARKE    Poem Text                
First Line: Severn, I feel the flowers o'er me grow,'
Last Line: Greening above you in eternal spring.
Subject(s): Death; Dreams; Flowers; Funerals; Future Life; Keats, John (1795-1821); Poetry & Poets; Dead, The; Nightmares; Burials; Retribution; Eternity; After Life


TO ONE DEAD, by FRANCIS LEDWIDGE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A blackbird singing
Last Line: And the sorrow for me.
Subject(s): Blackbirds; Death; Funerals; Grief; Dead, The; Burials; Sorrow; Sadness


TO S.F.S., by GEORGE MACDONALD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: They say that lonely sorrows do not chance
Last Line: Would sleep like those that far-off music hear.
Subject(s): Death; Funerals; Grief; Dead, The; Burials; Sorrow; Sadness


TO THE STAUNCH DUST WE SAFE COMMIT THEE, by EMILY DICKINSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: Passenger of infinity!
Subject(s): Funerals


TO THE YEW AND CYPRESS TO GRACE HIS FUNERAL, by ROBERT HERRICK    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Both you two have / relation to the grave
Last Line: Thankfull to you, or friends, for me.
Subject(s): Cypress Trees; Funerals; Yew Trees; Burials


TRACT, by WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS    Poem Text             Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: I will teach you my townspeople
Last Line: I think you are ready.
Subject(s): Funerals; Burials


TRAPPIST FUNERAL REMINDS ME, by MEGAN MCKENNA    Poem Source                
Last Line: When I am gone away
Subject(s): Funerals; Trappists


TWELVE SONGS: 9. FUNERAL BLUES, by WYSTAN HUGH AUDEN    Poem Text     Poem Explanation             Poet's Biography
First Line: Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone
Alternate Author Name(s): Auden, W. H.
Subject(s): Funerals; Grief; Love; Mourning; Burials; Sorrow; Sadness; Bereavement


TWELVE SONGS: 9. FUNERAL BLUES, by WYSTAN HUGH AUDEN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone
Last Line: For nothing now can ever come to any good
Alternate Author Name(s): Auden, W. H.
Subject(s): Funerals; Grief; Love; Mourning


TWO FUNERALS: 1., by LOUIS UNTERMEYER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Upon a field of shrieking red
Last Line: Began to grin.
Alternate Author Name(s): Lewis, Michael
Subject(s): Death; Funerals; Dead, The; Burials


TWO FUNERALS: 2., by LOUIS UNTERMEYER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Facing a cold and sneering sky
Last Line: Are laughing still.
Alternate Author Name(s): Lewis, Michael
Subject(s): Capital Punishment; Death; Funerals; Hanging; Executions; Death Penalty; Dead, The; Burials


ULTIMA THULE: THE BURIAL OF THE POET; RICHARD HENRY DANA, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In the old churchyard of his native town
Last Line: Mysterious and triumphant signs are these.
Subject(s): Dana, Richard Henry (1815-1882); Funerals; Burials


UNCERTAINTY, by LARS LUNDKVIST    Poem Source                
First Line: The woman wears a shawl
Last Line: Ask the almighty
Subject(s): Death; Funerals


USUAL DREAM ABOUT ONE'S OWN FUNERAL, by ANNE SZUMIGALSKI    Poem Source                
First Line: And here comes the worshipful company
Last Line: Through the knotted swatch of her hair
Subject(s): Death; Dreams; Funerals


VALLADOLID, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: My heart was happy when I turned from burgos to valladolid
Last Line: Twill ease my heart if thou depart, - thy peace may god restpre
Subject(s): Death; Funerals; Graves; Hearts; Love - Loss Of


VANITAS VANITATUM, FR. THE DEVIL'S CASE LAW, by JOHN WEBSTER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: All the flowers of the spring
Last Line: And weave but nets to catch the wind.
Variant Title(s): All Is Vanity;dirge;the Burial
Subject(s): Funerals; Gardens & Gardening; Mortality; Burials


VERSES, SUGGESTED BY THE FUNERAL OF AN EPITAPH IN BURY CHURCH-YARD, by BERNARD BARTON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When siloam's tower in fragments strew'd the ground
Last Line: The boon of immortality was given!
Alternate Author Name(s): Quaker Poet
Subject(s): Death - Children; Funerals; Death - Babies; Burials


WAKE, by PETER JOHNSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A casket that couldn't care less
Subject(s): Family Life; Funerals; Relatives; Burials


WAKE, by PETER JOHNSON    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A casket that couldn't care less
Last Line: Heavy black doors opening and closing
Subject(s): Family Life; Funerals


WHAT HE WANTED, by BRENDAN KENNELLY    Poem Source                
First Line: He was the shyest of them all, shy, so shy
Last Line: No fuss was what he wanted. No fuss.'
Subject(s): Bashfulness; Funerals; Homer (10th Century B.c.); Poetry And Poets


WHEN THE EARTH WAS STILL OPEN, by KJELL ESPMARK    Poem Source                
First Line: Blackened corner of the cemetery %already bears its cross: matthias ancker,
Last Line: Than those who are trying to mourn him
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Coffins; Death; Funerals; Graves; Mourning


WHEN THE HEARSE COMES BACK, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A thing 'at's 'bout as tryin' as a healthy man kin meet
Last Line: "back!"
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Animals; Death; Funerals; Hearses; Horses; Dead, The; Burials


WHERE WAS IT I, by ANSELM HOLLO    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Death; Funerals; Identity


WHITE LOVER, by JOY HAUSMANN    Poem Text                
First Line: She was afraid of things too gleaming white
Last Line: At peace beneath a pall like april blossoms.
Subject(s): Fear; Funerals; White (color); Burials


WINKING AT A FUNERAL, by ALICE WALKER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Those were the days
Subject(s): Funerals


WINTER, by JIM SIMMERMAN    Poem Source                
First Line: Has bent the backs of these trees back
Last Line: Rears up to say pleased to meet you
Subject(s): Cold; Death; Funerals; Snow; Winter


WINTER BURIAL, by HENRY BELLAMANN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Earth, will you be kind to her
Last Line: Next spring?
Subject(s): Death; Funerals; Winter; Dead, The; Burials


WINTER BURIAL, by LEROY OLIVER MCLEOD    Poem Text                
First Line: Lift - and walk! - they will shut the door for us
Last Line: But her cold lover death was more discerning.
Subject(s): Death; Funerals; Loss; Dead, The; Burials


YE HAVE FORGOTTEN THE EXHORTATION', by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Bury thy dead, dear friend
Last Line: Take comfort, he will not forget
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Funerals; Soul; Angels; Heaven; God


YEARS, by PATRICIA WILSON    Poem Source                
First Line: Now I don't think about them that often, his last hours, though I have
Last Line: Forty-five years
Subject(s): Death; Dreams; Funerals; Sleep