Tag Archives: Death Poem

“Death” by Rainer Maria Rilke

Rilke’s beautiful funeral poem perfectly captures how precious and valuable life is -- in both the good times and the bad -- with its personification of death

For many of us, the busyness of our daily lives often leads to us taking our lives for granted. When someone we loved dearly dies, our grief and sorrow for his or her absence tends to trigger an urge deep … Continue reading

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“Death is Nothing at All” by Canon Henry Scott-Holland

Canon Henry Scott-Holland’s poem shows us that a death doesn’t have to leave us with something missing in our lives.

If life is just a game that we play, then death is one of the greatest game-changers there is. Like all the great milestones in life, from getting married to having children, death is a change that is facilitated through … Continue reading

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“The Dead” by Albert Laighton

A poem accepting the different views we have on death and the afterlife

Today, society finally allows for different points of view regarding death and the afterlife. Albert Laighton, a poet who lived during the mid-19th century, questions the different views people may have on death despite the fact that he lived during … Continue reading

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“Father” by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

A poem about appreciation and rememberance for our fathers as we approach Father’s Day

As we approach Father’s Day this Sunday, it becomes particularly important to make time for our fathers by sending them a card or remembering to give them a call. For those of us who still have our fathers in our … Continue reading

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“Death is a Dialogue” by Emily Dickinson

A dialogue between death and spirituality in an Emily Dickinson poem offers an interesting perspective

Emily Dickinson, one of the greatest American poets of all time, is no lightweight when it comes to exploring death. In her poem “Death is a Dialogue,” Dickinson touches on a few contrasting ideas that portray death as a complex … Continue reading

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“Another Weeping Woman” by Wallace Stevens

Earnest advice for grieving, moving on and cherishing a loved one’s memory

In “Another Weeping Woman,” by Wallace Stevens, we are given earnest advice to move on and let go. While we at SevenPonds suggest you take your time with the grieving process and give you emotions as much attention as they … Continue reading

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