“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.
|2014||After Words||Kimberly Blaeser|
|2018||On a Day, In the World||Brenda Hillman|
|1971||The Comfort of Darkness||Galway Kinnell|
|1997||The Gate||Marie Howe|
|2017||Where the Sky Meets the Earth||W. Todd Kaneko|
|2017||Orchids Are Sprouting From the Floorboards||Kaveh Akbar|
|2014||Ritual for Ash||Cindy Williams Gutiérrez|
|2017||Past Barabbas||Roger Reeves|
|1921||Elegy Before Death||Edna St. Vincent Millay|