DEATH POEMS

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  • 13.
    For the Union Dead

    <i>Relinquunt Ommia Servare Rem Publicam.</i>

    The old South Boston Aquarium stands
    in a Sahara of snow now. Its broken windows are boarded.
    The bronze weathervane cod has lost half its scales.
    The airy tanks are dry.

    Once my nose crawled like a snail on the glass;
    my hand tingled to burst the bubbles
    drifting from the noses of the cowed, compliant fish.

    My hand draws back. I often sign still
    for the dark downward and vegetating kingdom
    of the fish and reptile. One morning last March,
    I pressed against the new barbed and galvanized

    fence on the Boston Common. Behind their cage,
    yellow dinosaur steamshovels were grunting
    as they cropped up tons of mush and grass
    to gouge their underworld garage.

    Parking spaces luxuriate like civic
    sandpiles in the heart of Boston.
    a girdle of orange, Puritan-pumpkin colored girders
    braces the tingling Statehouse,

    shaking over the excavations, as it faces Colonel Shaw
    and his bell-cheeked Negro infantry
    on St. Gaudens' shaking Civil War relief,
    propped by a plank splint against the garage's earthquake.

    Two months after marching through Boston,
    half of the regiment was dead;
    at the dedication,
    William James could almost hear the bronze Negroes breathe.

    Their monument sticks like a fishbone
    in the city's throat.
    Its Colonel is as lean
    as a compass-needle.

    He has an angry wrenlike vigilance,
    a greyhound's gentle tautness;
    he seems to wince at pleasure,
    and suffocate for privacy.

    He is out of bounds now. He rejoices in man's lovely,
    peculiar power to choose life and die-
    when he leads his black soldiers to death,
    he cannot bend his back.

    On a thousand small town New England greens
    the old white churches hold their air
    of sparse, sincere rebellion; frayed flags
    quilt the graveyards of the Grand Army of the Republic

    The stone statutes of the abstract Union Soldier
    grow slimmer and younger each year-
    wasp-waisted, they doze over muskets
    and muse through their sideburns…

    Shaw's father wanted no monument
    except the ditch,
    where his son's body was thrown
    and lost with his 'niggers.'

    The ditch is nearer.
    There are no statutes for the last war here;
    on Boylston Street, a commercial photograph
    shows Hiroshima boiling

    over a Mosler Safe, the 'Rock of Ages'
    that survived the blast. Space is nearer.
    when I crouch to my television set,
    the drained faces of Negro school-children rise like balloons.

    Colonel Shaw
    is riding on his bubble,
    he waits
    for the blessed break.

    The Aquarium is gone. Everywhere,
    giant finned cars nose forward like fish;
    a savage servility
    slides by on grease. read more »

  • 14.
    When I am dead, my dearest

    When I am dead, my dearest,
    Sing no sad songs for me;
    Plant thou no roses at my head,
    Nor shady cypress tree: read more »

  • 15.
    Death is Nothing at All

    Death is nothing at all.
    I have only slipped away to the next room.
    I am I and you are you.
    Whatever we were to each other, read more »

  • 16.
    A Happy Man

    When these graven lines you see,
    Traveller, do not pity me;
    Though I be among the dead,
    Let no mournful word be said. read more »

  • 17.
    Life

    LIFE, believe, is not a dream
    So dark as sages say;
    Oft a little morning rain read more »

  • 18.
    On Another's Sorrow

    Can I see another's woe,
    And not be in sorrow too?
    Can I see another's grief, read more »

  • 19.
    Fear No More

    Fear no more the heat o' the sun;
    Nor the furious winter's rages,
    Thou thy worldly task hast done,
    Home art gone, and ta'en thy wages; read more »

  • 20.
    To The Dead

    What I hope (when I hope) is that we'll
    see each other again,--

    . . . and again reach the VEIN read more »

  • 21.
    Fugue of Death

    Black milk of daybreak we drink it at nightfall
    we drink it at noon in the morning we drink it at night
    we drink it and drink it
    we are digging a grave in the sky it is ample to lie there read more »

  • 22.
    To an Athlete Dying Young

    The time you won your town the race
    We chaired you through the market-place;
    Man and boy stood cheering by,
    And home we brought you shoulder-high. read more »

  • 23.
    A Parable of Immortality

    I am standing upon the seashore.
    A ship at my side spreads her white sails to the morning breeze
    and starts for the blue ocean. read more »

  • 24.
    Farewell

    Farewell to thee! but not farewell
    To all my fondest thoughts of thee:
    Within my heart they still shall dwell;
    And they shall cheer and comfort me. read more »

New Death Poems

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  2. From Professor Rabiu Diary, Adeosun Olamide
  3. Death, Tyanna Willie
  4. Ebola and The American Health Care System, Is It Poetry
  5. Should We Taste Death..., John Ugolo Umah
  6. History Of Death!, John Ugolo Umah
  7. A Conversation With An Enemy, howard simon
  8. Death O Death, Samuel Eyitayo
  9. Death, md. faruk
  10. Hide and Seek, Tirupathi Chandrupatla
  11. The Legend of Snake Hollow (a halloween .., Udiah (witness to Yah)
  12. Life Goes On, Tirupathi Chandrupatla
  13. Fear life and not death, gajanan mishra
  14. I fear not death, gajanan mishra
  15. Freedom's Memorial, Udiah (witness to Yah)
  16. Nothing Is Eternal, Tanner Herndon
  17. Angel of Death, Udiah (witness to Yah)
  18. LIfeless, priya heavenly
  19. Death of death, Jacques Sprenkie Mateya
  20. Death, kaliaha hogue
  21. Death, Abdul Wahab
  22. Mark R. Slaughter, Mark R Slaughter
  23. >>>I Want To Die, Abdul Wahab
  24. Life Or Death?, Triauna Hall
  25. Death., Normal Girl Normal World
  26. What Is Death, jaqualen roberts
  27. Disingenuousness, Mark R Slaughter
  28. Death, Death And Death, abhimanyu kumar.s
  29. Death and Life, Bikramjyoti Kashyop
  30. Death, joey brown
  31. Death, ashley light
  32. Death - The Gift of Life, Thomas PJ New Delhi
  33. Slaughter of the Innocent, Udiah (witness to Yah)
  34. The Body, Mark R Slaughter
  35. Death and I, Mark R Slaughter
  36. The Road to Hell, Udiah (witness to Yah)
  37. Musings, Mark R Slaughter
  38. NUMBERS-11-13-2010 dedicated to AFZAL SH.., Heather Burns
  39. Passing On, Udiah (witness to Yah)
  40. Death, sarangee son
  41. A Prayer for Dad (memorial day memorial .., Udiah (witness to Yah)
  42. Until We Again Rendezvous, Udiah (witness to Yah)
  43. Death to Life, Heather Burns
  44. oh death, ishmeal balfour
  45. Night Close, Mark R Slaughter
  46. 'Death' is when 'You' milk 'It', Is It Poetry
  47. Death’s Too Near, Mark R Slaughter
  48. Death..., Chase Wallace
  49. Death is....., Angelique Paniagua
  50. A Fresh Endeavour, Mark R Slaughter
  51. Beldame of Death, Mark R Slaughter
  52. In Death, My Final Part, Mark R Slaughter
  53. Death, Mark R Slaughter
  54. Punishment, Mark R Slaughter
  55. Death, A.J Smith
  56. Death, Nick Andrew Smith
  57. Save a sin..., Mudy ...
  58. a death of a women, Angels beauty
  59. Life and Death, Alex Lewis
  60. The Soldier (memorial day memorial day m.., Udiah (witness to Yah)
  61. Death Is The End, fade ward
  62. It's Death Again, Mark R Slaughter
  63. Death and Life, livin the night life
  64. Death, Jasmin Goldston
  65. Death is... A Compilation of Death Poetry, Shenise Ashmeade
  66. Death, Trenton Davis
  67. Death, My Friend, Mark R Slaughter
  68. Death, Jodie Louise Pollock
  69. death is, ava smith
  70. Sinner's Visit from Death, Mark R Slaughter
  71. Death, Inevitable Death, Mark R Slaughter
  72. Death, Natasha Ligons
  73. DEATH IS, TONY Arbash
  74. Death, Jc. Verro
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