Funeral Poems and Sympathy
Poems - Poetry List:-
Auden - "Funeral Blues"
Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone,Prevent the dog from barking
with a juicy bone,...
(Used in the film 'Four weddings and a Funeral')
Emily Bronte- "Charlotte's Last Lines "
No coward soul is mine, No trembler in the world's storm-troubled
Elizabeth Barrett Browning- "Grief"
I tell you, hopeless grief is passionless;That only men incredulous
Robert Browning- "Life in a Love"
Escape me? Never—- Beloved! While I am I, and you are you...
Robbie Burns- "Epitaph on a Friend"
An honest man here lies at rest, The friend of man, the friend of truth...
Gordon Byron- "When We Two Parted"
When we two parted In silence and tears...
Then died, lamented, in the strength of life, A valued mother, and a faithful
Crist - "Himself"
Last night, when I was listenin’ Alone, to wind and rain...
Dickinson "Not In Vain"
If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain...
Mary Frye - "Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep"
Do not stand at my grave and weep, I am not there, I do not sleep...
Grahame - "On the Death of a Sister"
Dear to my soul! ah, early lost! Affection's arm was weak to save...
Hitomaro - "I Loved Her Like the Leaves"
I loved her like the leaves, The lush green leaves of spring...
Keats - "The Human Seasons"
Four Seasons fill the measure of the year; There are four seasons in the
mind of man...
Kipling - "The Widower"
For a season there must be pain- For a little little space...
Lawrence - "Sorrow"
Why does the thin grey strand floating up from the forgotten cigarette
between my fingers...
Brighty Rands - "The Thought"
Into the skies, one summer’s day, I sent a little Thought away...
Rosetti - "Remember"
Remember me when I am gone away,Gone far away into the silent land...
Bysshe Shelley- "Music"
Music, when soft voices die, Vibrates in the memory...
Thomas- "Do Not Go Gentle Into
That Good Night"
Do not go gentle into that good night; Old age should burn and rave at
close of day...
Wordsworth - "A Slumber Did My Spirit Seal"
A slumber did my spirirt seal; I had no human fears...
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