“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.
|2006||What Came to Me||Jane Kenyon|
|2003||The Earth Opens and Welcomes You||Abdellatif Laâbi|
|2000||Fugue of Death||Paul Celan|
|1998||I heard a Fly buzz (465)||Emily Dickinson|
|1994||Night Funeral in Harlem||Langston Hughes|
|1992||The Wild Iris (audio only)||Louise Glück|
|1964||For the Union Dead||Robert Lowell|
|1952||A Refusal to Mourn the Death, by Fire, of a Child in London||Dylan Thomas|