“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.
|1922||The Emperor of Ice-Cream||Wallace Stevens|
|1915||In Flanders Fields||John McCrae|
|1914||The Amaranth||Vachel Lindsay|
|1896||Warm Summer Sun||Mark Twain|
|1896||By ways remote and distant waters sped (101)||Gaius Valerius Catullus|
|1889||Crossing the Bar||Alfred Lord Tennyson|
|1888||Age and Death||Emma Lazarus|
|2015||Consolation||Robert Louis Stevenson|
|1867||O Captain! My Captain!||Walt Whitman|
|1862||Song ["When I am dead, my dearest"]||Christina Rossetti|