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Tag Archives: Poems on Death
Wallace Stevens's famous declaration from "Sunday Morning" reconsiders death as vital to a full life
In a recent interview with SevenPonds, Terri Daniel encourages us to imagine death as catalyst for new growth, new perspective, new knowledge, or whatever an individual accepts as a gift buried in a loss. Mortality does not have to dampen … Continue reading
”Waking or asleep, / Thou of death must deem / Things more true and deep / Than we mortals dream, / Or how could thy notes flow in such a crystal stream?”
–Percy Bysshe Shelley, from "To a Skylark"
Read the full poem here. More from A Right of Passage: Memorial Songs: “Casimir Pulaski Day” by Sufjan Stevens “So long as men can breathe or eyes can see, so long lives this, and this gives life to thee.” Memorial … Continue reading
Amelia Burr’s straightforward poem is highly instructional
Much of the literature written on death finds a way of expressing it, and its meaning to the author, through symbolism and figurative language. However, some of it is written in simple terms, and this doesn’t mean it’s any less … Continue reading