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On His Deceased Wife - Poem by John Milton

METHOUGHT I saw my late espoused Saint
   Brought to me like Alcestis from the grave,
   Whom Joves great Son to her glad Husband gave,
   Rescu'd from death by force though pale and faint.
Mine as whom washt from spot of child-bed taint,
   Purification in the old Law did save,
   And such, as yet once more I trust to have
   Full sight of her in Heaven without restraint,
Came vested all in white, pure as her mind:
   Her face was vail'd, yet to my fancied sight,
   Love, sweetness, goodness, in her person shin'd
So clear, as in no face with more delight.
   But O as to embrace me she enclin'd
   I wak'd, she fled, and day brought back my night.


Poems About Grief

  1. 1. On His Deceased Wife , John Milton
  2. 2. The Widow's Lament In Springtime , William Carlos Williams
  3. 3. Out, Out , Robert Frost
  4. 4. I Measure Every Grief I Meet (561) , Emily Dickinson
  5. 5. To Be, Or Not To Be (Hamlet, Act Iii, Sc.. , William Shakespeare
  6. 6. Consolation , Robert Louis Stevenson
  7. 7. Curtains , Ruth Stone
  8. 8. Rose Aylmer , Walter Savage Landor
  9. 9. Song Of Despair , Pablo Neruda
  10. 10. "My True Love Hath My Heart And I H.. , Mary Elizabeth Coleridge
  11. 11. Requiescat , Matthew Arnold
  12. 12. I Found Her Out There , Thomas Hardy
  13. 13. The Stolen Child , William Butler Yeats
  14. 14. Night Letter (Excerpt) , Stanley Jasspon Kunitz
  15. 15. Ozymandias , Percy Bysshe Shelley
  16. 16. Memorial Day For The War Dead , Yehuda Amichai
  17. 17. In Louisiana , Albert Bigelow Paine
  18. 18. Lycidas , John Milton
  19. 19. Day Of Grief , Gerald Stern
  20. 20. Arise, Go Down , Li-Young Lee
  21. 21. Surprised By Joy , William Wordsworth
  22. 22. Here Rests , Lucille Clifton
  23. 23. Dear Lonely Animal, , Oni Buchanan
  24. 24. The Words Under The Words , Naomi Shihab Nye
  25. 25. Facing It , Yusef Komunyakaa
  26. 26. Grief , Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  27. 27. Sonnet 64: When I Have Seen By Time's Fe.. , William Shakespeare
  28. 28. To W.C.W. M.D. , Alfred Kreymborg
  29. 29. From "Adonais," 49-52 , Percy Bysshe Shelley
  30. 30. Fairbanks Under The Solstice , John Haines
  31. 31. Stillbirth , Laure-Anne Bosselaar
  32. 32. Flight 214 , Sally Bliumis-Dunn
  33. 33. That This , Susan Howe
  34. 34. Alabanza: In Praise Of Local 100 , Martín Espada
  35. 35. The Second Coming , William Butler Yeats
  36. 36. My Mother Sent Me , Michael Meyerhofer
  37. 37. Eulogy , Kevin Young
  38. 38. The Not Tale (Funeral) , Caroline Bergvall
  39. 39. These Days , Matthew Thorburn
  40. 40. Pretty Polly , Jane Springer
  41. 41. Requiem , Anna Akhmatova
  42. 42. Succession , Jeffrey Brown
  43. 43. The Call , C. Dale Young
  44. 44. Hum , Ann Lauterbach
  45. 45. Easter, 1916 , William Butler Yeats
  46. 46. On Being Asked To Write A Poem Against T.. , Hayden Carruth
  47. 47. What Are Years , Marianne Moore
  48. 48. "How Great My Grief" (Triolet) , Thomas Hardy
  49. 49. Adonais , Percy Bysshe Shelley
  50. 50. ! A Grief Ago , Michael Shepherd
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