“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.
|2019||Elegy, Surrounded by Seven Trees||Rachel Eliza Griffiths|
|2019||from "A Brief History of Fathers Searching for Their Sons" [5. Portrait of a Father After His Son’s Memorial Service]||Rigoberto González|
|2015||For Keeps||Joy Harjo|
|2018||Meanwhile the elephants||Mark Wagenaar|
|2018||On the Death of Her Father||Lynley Edmeades|
|1916||Dead||Winifred M. Letts|
|1916||Loss||Winifred M. Letts|
|1916||Alive||Winifred M. Letts|
|2011||The Book of Lamenting||Lory Bedikian|