“They tried to bury us. They didn’t know we were seeds.”
I was born among the bodies. I was hurried
forward, and sealed a thin life for myself.
I have shortened my name, and walk with
a limp. I place pebbles in milk and offer
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.
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|1928||Dirge Without Music||Edna St. Vincent Millay|
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|1848||On the Death of Emily Jane Brontë||Charlotte Brontë|
|1849||On the Death of Anne Brontë||Charlotte Brontë|
|2015||Little Box||Marilyn Nelson|
|2015||Patsy Cline||Jennifer Chang|
|2015||Only as the Day Is Long||Dorianne Laux|