Death Poems: Classic, Contemporary, Witty, Serious, - download pdf or read online

By Russ Kick

ISBN-10: 1938875044

ISBN-13: 9781938875045

Pretty a lot each poet in all ages has written approximately loss of life and death. in addition to love, it'd be the most well-liked topic in poetry. but, formerly, no anthology has amassed the easiest and most renowned of those verses in a single place.

This assortment levels dramatically. With greater than 320 poems, it is going throughout all of heritage, from the ancients immediately via to at the present time. throughout international locations and languages, throughout faculties of poetry. You’ll discover a plethora of approaches—witty, funny, lethal severe, tear-jerking, clever, profound, indignant, non secular, atheistic, doubtful, hugely own, political, mythic, earthy, and merely sometimes morbid.

Every attitude you could consider is covered—the deaths of youngsters, misplaced loves, funeral rites, shut calls, consuming meat, serial killers, the loss of life penalty, roadkill, the Underworld, reincarnation, elegies for recognized humans, loss of life as an equalizer, dying as a junk guy, demise as a baby, the dying of God, the demise of loss of life . . . .

You’ll locate dying poetry’s maximum hits, including:
  • “Because i couldn't cease for loss of life” via Emily Dickinson
  • “To an Athlete death younger” by way of A.E. Housman
  • “Do now not cross mild into that reliable evening” by means of Dylan Thomas
  • “When Lilacs final within the Dooryard Bloom’d” by means of Walt Whitman
  • “Annabel Lee” by way of Edgar Allan Poe

The remainder of the band comprises . . .Jane Austen, Mary Jo Bang, Willis Barnstone, Charles Baudelaire, William Blake, Charlotte Brontë, Lord Byron, Lucille Clifton, Andrei Codrescu, Wanda Coleman, Billy Collins, Ralph Waldo Emerson, T.S. Eliot, Nick Flynn, Benjamin Franklin, Robert Frost, Kimiko Hahn, Homer, Victor Hugo, Langston Hughes, James Joyce, C.S. Lewis, Amy Lowell, W.S. Merwin, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Pablo Neruda, Thich Nhat Hanh, Friedrich Nietzsche, Wilfred Owen, Rainer Maria Rilke, Christina Rossetti, Rumi, Sappho, Shakespeare, Wallace Stevens, Ruth Stone, Wislawa Szymborska, W.B. Yeats, and some hundred more.

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