Poems about grieving the loss of a loved one
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Inspiring Poems About Death, Grief, and Loss
While words can never fully express how much someone means to us, language can still provide comfort, solace, hope, and even inspiration following the death of a loved one. Here, you will find a select collection of comforting , inspirational poems about death , grief , and loss. You might also find these verses helpful when writing a eulogy or condolence letter , particularly if you're having trouble finding the right words and need inspiration. Mary Hall , American attorney, If I should die and leave you here a while, be not like others sore undone, who keep long vigil by the silent dust. For my sake turn again to life and smile, nerving thy heart and trembling hand to do something to comfort other hearts than mine.
From ancient times, mankind has mourned its losses. Every culture has its way of expressing grief. There is even evidence that animals express grief and mourn for those that are no longer with them. It is a sad fact that many people choose not to set aside time to mourn the death of a loved one. This is unfortunate because mourning is necessary for the mental health of the living and it is also a way of paying respect to the dead.
In times of difficulty such as when grieving the loss of a loved one poetry can reflect emotion and make us feel less alone. Here are five poems that can provide comfort by offering differing perspectives on death.
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Words About Mourning The Loss Of A Loved One
Reader, stay. I saw this poem in an obituary column and wondered if anyone knows who wrote it.
A family is like a body. When a family loses a loved one, it is as if they have lost one of their limbs. The contribution that was made by the family member that was lost can never be replaced. That person is gone. What that person has brought to the family is gone.
Grief is a part of life, and we will all know what it is to mourn at some point in our lives. Here are ten of the finest poems about the experience of grieving and mourning, taken from over years of poetry . As virtuous men pass mildly away, And whisper to their souls to go, Whilst some of their sad friends do say The breath goes now, and some say, No:. Dull to myself, and almost dead to these My many fresh and fragrant mistresses; Lost to all music now, since everything Puts on the semblance here of sorrowing. Alfred Tennyson, In Memoriam A. Written over the course of sixteen years, between and , In Memoriam A. Over the course of cantos comprising many more quatrains rhymed abba , Tennyson explores and records the grief he felt in response to the sudden death of his close friend, Arthur Henry Hallam.
I hope you have no need of this post at present. Then leaf subsides to leaf, So Eden sank to grief, So dawn goes down to day Nothing gold can stay. Spend some time with a single flower. A rose maybe. Smell it, touch the petals.