Death Poems: Classic, Contemporary, Witty, Serious, - download pdf or read online

By Russ Kick

Pretty a lot each poet in all ages has written approximately dying and loss of life. in addition to love, it'd be the preferred topic in poetry. but, earlier, no anthology has accrued the easiest and most famed of those verses in a single place.

This assortment levels dramatically. With greater than 320 poems, it is going throughout all of background, from the ancients instantly via to this day. throughout nations and languages, throughout faculties of poetry. You’ll discover a plethora of approaches—witty, funny, lethal critical, tear-jerking, clever, profound, indignant, religious, atheistic, doubtful, hugely own, political, mythic, earthy, and in simple terms sometimes morbid.

Every perspective you could give some thought to is covered—the deaths of youngsters, misplaced loves, funeral rites, shut calls, consuming meat, serial killers, the demise penalty, roadkill, the Underworld, reincarnation, elegies for well-known humans, dying as an equalizer, demise as a junk guy, demise as a baby, the dying of God, the loss of life of demise . . . .

You’ll locate dying poetry’s maximum hits, including:
  • “Because i couldn't cease for dying” by way of Emily Dickinson
  • “To an Athlete loss of life younger” through A.E. Housman
  • “Do no longer move light into that strong evening” by way of Dylan Thomas
  • “When Lilacs final within the Dooryard Bloom’d” by means of Walt Whitman
  • “Annabel Lee” via Edgar Allan Poe

The remainder of the band comprises . . .Jane Austen, Mary Jo Bang, Willis Barnstone, Charles Baudelaire, William Blake, Charlotte Brontë, Lord Byron, Lucille Clifton, Andrei Codrescu, Wanda Coleman, Billy Collins, Ralph Waldo Emerson, T.S. Eliot, Nick Flynn, Benjamin Franklin, Robert Frost, Kimiko Hahn, Homer, Victor Hugo, Langston Hughes, James Joyce, C.S. Lewis, Amy Lowell, W.S. Merwin, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Pablo Neruda, Thich Nhat Hanh, Friedrich Nietzsche, Wilfred Owen, Rainer Maria Rilke, Christina Rossetti, Rumi, Sappho, Shakespeare, Wallace Stevens, Ruth Stone, Wislawa Szymborska, W.B. Yeats, and some hundred more.

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