I needed, for months after he died, to remember our rooms—
some lit by the trivial, others ample
with an obscurity that comforted us: it hid our own darkness.
So for months, duteous, I remembered:
rooms where friends lingered, rooms with our beds,
In times of loss, find poems of remembrance and comfort to provide the right words for the occasion. Browse our selection of poems about funerals, and for more, check out poems about loss in the themes menu.
|2017||Past Barabbas||Roger Reeves|
|2014||Ritual for Ash||Cindy Williams Gutiérrez|
|2017||Orchids Are Sprouting From the Floorboards||Kaveh Akbar|
|2017||Where the Sky Meets the Earth||W. Todd Kaneko|
|1997||The Gate||Marie Howe|
|1971||The Comfort of Darkness||Galway Kinnell|
|2018||On a Day, In the World||Brenda Hillman|
|2014||After Words||Kimberly Blaeser|
|2013||Lullaby (with Exit Sign)||Hadara Bar-Nadav|