DEATH POEMS

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  • 61.
    Upon A Dying Lady

    I
    Her Courtesy

    WITH the old kindness, the old distinguished grace,
    She lies, her lovely piteous head amid dull red hair
    propped upon pillows, rouge on the pallor of her face.
    She would not have us sad because she is lying there,
    And when she meets our gaze her eyes are laughter-lit,
    Her speech a wicked tale that we may vie with her,
    Matching our broken-hearted wit against her wit,
    Thinking of saints and of petronius Arbiter.

    II
    Curtain Artist bring her Dolls and Drawings
    Bring where our Beauty lies
    A new modelled doll, or drawing,
    With a friend's or an enemy's
    Features, or maybe showing
    Her features when a tress
    Of dull red hair was flowing
    Over some silken dress
    Cut in the Turkish fashion,
    Or, it may be, like a boy's.
    We have given the world our passion,
    We have naught for death but toys.

    III
    She turns the Dolls' Faces to the Wall
    Because to-day is some religious festival
    They had a priest say Mass, and even the Japanese,
    Heel up and weight on toe, must face the wall
    -- Pedant in passion, learned in old courtesies,
    Vehement and witty she had seemed -- ; the Venetian lady
    Who had seemed to glide to some intrigue in her red shoes,
    Her domino, her panniered skirt copied from Longhi;
    The meditative critic; all are on their toes,
    Even our Beauty with her Turkish trousers on.
    Because the priest must have like every dog his day
    Or keep us all awake with baying at the moon,
    We and our dolls being but the world were best away.

    IV
    The End of Day
    She is playing like a child
    And penance is the play,
    Fantastical and wild
    Because the end of day
    Shows her that some one soon
    Will come from the house, and say --
    Though play is but half done --
    'Come in and leave the play.'

    V
    Her Race
    She has not grown uncivil
    As narrow natures would
    And called the pleasures evil
    Happier days thought good;
    She knows herself a woman,
    No red and white of a face,
    Or rank, raised from a common
    Vnreckonable race;
    And how should her heart fail her
    Or sickness break her will
    With her dead brother's valour
    For an example still?

    VI
    Her Courage
    When her soul flies to the predestined dancing-place
    (I have no speech but symbol, the pagan speech I made
    Amid the dreams of youth) let her come face to face,
    Amid that first astonishment, with Grania's shade,
    All but the terrors of the woodland flight forgot
    That made her Diatmuid dear, and some old cardinal
    Pacing with half-closed eyelids in a sunny spot
    Who had murmured of Giorgione at his latest breath --
    Aye, and Achilles, Timor, Babar, Barhaim, all
    Who have lived in joy and laughed into the face of Death.

    VII
    Her Friends bring her a Christmas Tree
    pardon, great enemy,
    Without an angry thought
    We've carried in our tree,
    And here and there have bought
    Till all the boughs are gay,
    And she may look from the bed
    On pretty things that may
    please a fantastic head.
    Give her a little grace,
    What if a laughing eye
    Have looked into your face?
    It is about to die. read more »

  • 62.
    Death

    If I should die before the rest of you,
    Break not a flower nor inscribe a stone.
    Nor, when I'm gone, speak in a Sunday voice,
    But be the usual selves that I have known. read more »

  • 63.
    Early Death

    SHE pass'd away like morning dew
       Before the sun was high;
    So brief her time, she scarcely knew
       The meaning of a sigh. read more »

  • 64.
    A Hunting Morning

    Put the saddle on the mare,
    For the wet winds blow;
    There's winter in the air, read more »

  • 65.
    He that is down needs fear no fall,

    He that is down needs fear no fall,
    He that is low no pride;
    He that is humble ever shall
    Have God to be his guide. read more »

  • 66.
    The Song Of The Wreck

    The wind blew high, the waters raved,
    A ship drove on the land,
    A hundred human creatures saved read more »

  • 67.
    Songs Of The Death Of Children

    You must not shut the night inside you,
    But endlessly in light the dark immerse.
    A tiny lamp has gone out in my tent -
    I bless the flame that warms the universe. read more »

  • 68.
    A Parting Guest

    What delightful hosts are they --
       Life and Love!
    Lingeringly I turn away,
       This late hour, yet glad enough read more »

  • 69.
    They That Love Beyond The World

    They that love beyond the world cannot be separated by it,
    death cannot kill what never dies.
    Nor can spirits ever be divided that love
    and live in the same divine principle, read more »

  • 70.
    A Charge

    If thou hast squander'd years to grave a gem
    Commission'd by thy absent Lord, and while
    'Tis incomplete, read more »

  • 71.
    Angel of Death

    In darkness of the night
    I spied him in a tree
    Sat I froze by the sight
    He was looking at me read more »

  • 72.
    Father Death Blues

    Hey Father Death, I'm flying home
    Hey poor man, you're all alone
    Hey old daddy, I know where I'm going read more »

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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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