In this page, poems on / about “funeral” are listed.

  • 229.
    My Perfect Funeral

    I killed myself today
    To see if I would die
    Just an act of curiosity
    Nothing personal, please don’t cry read more »

  • 230.
    I believe

    I believe
    by TD Euwaite

    if God was made of mortar and stone read more »

  • 231.

    Conscience betrayed
    living body
    as dead read more »

  • 232.

    This skin I wear
    Doesn’t fit
    It’s tight in some places,
    Smothering me read more »

  • 233.
    Black Funeral song

    All clad in black,

    Others in forms of sack. read more »

  • 234.
    We Got it All Wrong

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  • 235.
    Rest My Body In The Know Of Mine

    I want a plain substandard coffin,
    Wide enough to contain my wishes of more livelier offing
    A much more humbled prospect; a faultless unadulterated vision! read more »

  • 236.
    Welwichia Mirabilis

    The witches of Mirabilis still
    race to crossroads, eat leeches
    and attend funerals of heathens read more »

  • 237.
    The Funeral of Time -new-

    The Funeral of Time
    Vaatupura A. Jayprakash

    It all goes by like a genuine, flashy thought read more »

  • 238.
    Emily Dickinson

    Part IV: Short Essay

    Emily Dickinson had a very strong and sometimes depressing view of death. Many of her poems were written from a first person point of view describing people slowly going crazy. Often times, Dickinson would use funerals and/or death itself as metaphors to symbolize characters in her poems feeling as if parts of them (spiritually and physically) were slowly dying. For example, in the poem: “I felt a Funeral, in my Brain” Ms. Dickinson uses the concept of a funeral (lines 1-4) as a metaphor to describe her character slowly but surely losing her mind. After reading this, one could almost assume that Ms. Dickinson wrote the poem to help cope and come to grasps with the sad fact that sooner or later everybody dies. One thing that really stands out in this poem is when Ms. Dickinson speaks about “losing” her mind and becoming insane. The so called “funeral” taking place in her head is simply a figure of speech describing the gradual deterioration of her intellect.
    Another belief that may have been held by Dickinson is that the holy customs and rites regarding funerals, is the closest that many individuals will ever come to understanding the extremely vague concept of death before they too “kick the bucket”. This belief can be found in Dickinson’s allegoric poem: “The Bustle in a House” (lines 1-4) . In this particular poem, Dickinson chooses her words carefully, making sure to use words with meanings that can be interpreted several different ways. For example, in the second line of “The Bustle in a house”, it is no happenstance that Dickinson uses the word “morning” which is a homograph for mourning, the traditional demonstration of anguish that Dickinson builds upon later in the poem. Lines 5-6 of “The Bustle in a House” use house cleaning as a figure of speech to describe the process of “moving on” after losing a loved one. Many people oftentimes use mundane tasks such as house keeping, to help distract them during times of hardship. When Dickinson writes “The sweeping up the heart, And putting love away” (lines 5-6) her meaning is somewhat unclear, although I think that when she says heart, she might be referring to the analogous word hearth. The hearth (fireplace) would need to be cleaned before relatives of the deceased arrived to pay their respects. In past times, most people were under the impression that after someone died, it was the responsibility of that person’s family to clean their home, so that others would come to visit. However, this was oftentimes easier said than done, since every house contains evidence of the existence of the departed. Another possible meaning one could derive from these two lines, is that the heart, shattered into fragments by grief, must be brushed off and placed in a secret place. Love similar to reminiscence, must be hidden in a secure location. read more »

  • 239.
    In the Funeral

    In the funeral
    a dead man lay in his coffin
    with the crossed hands
    resting on his chest. read more »

  • 240.
    Play Jolly Music at My Funeral

    I’ve taken in recent years to thinking about my funeral
    and have decided to make one paramount request:
    play jolly music at that ritual.
    What good does it do to heap on dirges read more »

New Funeral Poems

  1. The Funeral of Time, A. Jayaprakash Jayaprakash P ..
  2. Welwichia Mirabilis, Bobsammy Munyoki
  3. Rest My Body In The Know Of Mine, Mpho Wordsworth Leteng
  4. Grandma has Died, Kyndle Harper
  5. Let Us Kill A Dove, Aftab Alam
  6. Pall Bearers Hedgehogs, Emmanuel George Cefai
  7. From Creation To Extravagance, Naveed Akram
  8. Too Late Again., Tom Higgins
  9. the mother sparrow, RIC S. BASTASA
  10. My Master, Aftab Alam
  11. Rock-Head (just desserts for a bully), ronald stroman
  12. Old Verses, Radclyffe Hall
  13. Loving a Criminal:, Jayeeta Shamsul
  14. Funeral, Gangadharan nair Pulingat..
  15. A Coffin, But Where Is The Dead Person?, MOHAMMAD SKATI
  16. The Wooden Overcoat, Rick Barot
  17. IF I DIE YOUNG, Master Mabunda
  18. His Alone, Marites C. Cayetano
  19. Funeral Of A Friend, Randy McClave
  20. Two Funerals in One Day, Donal Mahoney
  21. Seasonal, Palas Kumar Ray
  22. Final Conspiracy, James B. Earley
  23. The Funeral, Albino Pierro
  24. A Junkie’s Mother Goes Walking Into Dark.., sheena blackhall
  25. Public Funeral, Bernard Henrie
  26. After all that’s what she would wish for.., Niki Nicholas Nkuna
  27. She, Who Herself is Democracy, Rahman Henry
  28. Reductio ad Absurdum, Jay Kasturi
  29. Morning, Pradiptakumar Mohanty
  30. O My Fate, Aftab Alam
  31. Thoughts On All Souls Day, Ferdinand L Quintos
  32. The Grieving Funeral Director, Lyn Paul
  33. Oh For The Forte Of The Notes, Emmanuel George Cefai
  34. The Hedgehog's Funeral, Emmanuel George Cefai
  35. Reading Poetry to the Dead, Orike Didi
  36. The Fall Of Man, John Thorne
  37. The funeral is done, Emmanuel George Cefai
  38. The funeral is ended, Emmanuel George Cefai
  39. A Day Will Come, Mal Sharp
  40. A poets funeral, krishnakumar chandrasekar nair
  41. < Today >, Aparna Chatterjee
  42. Funeral, Aparna Chatterjee
  43. At The Funeral, Arti Chopra
  44. SHOPPING LIST, Dónall Dempsey
  45. An English film (Theme: Funeral), Pierre Rausch
  46. FUN-eral....... [my funeral; relatives; .., Bri Edwards
  47. No, Emeyazia Iwe Chukwudi
  48. Offered On A Corpse, Sangnam Nam
  49. Gamal Abdul Nasser, nadia abduljabbar
  50. Death Acquaintance, pedro moshood
  51. Without Stirring, rama teertha
  52. The humanist funeral, Peter Hall
  53. Rejoice My Funeral!, Vartika Pandey
  54. Freedom's Memorial, Udiah (witness to Yah)
  55. What Will Stay Forever?, Alfred Hans Bbrandis
  56. An Elephant's Last Day Out, santhana louis
  57. Two Invitations, praneeth remidi
  58. From The Other Side, Lyn Paul
  59. Black Funeral song, Ephraim Kenyanito
  60. the story of the mad man, RIC S. BASTASA
  61. `It Is All A Joke, Efe Benjamin
  62. Don't Forget to Write Your Funeral Plan, Lyn Paul
  63. Funeral Procession, Angela Wybrow
  64. We Got it All Wrong, Scott Campbell
  65. Let Me Embrace Lonely Distance, Elizabeth Padillo Olesen
  66. My Funeral Pen, Lyn Paul
  67. A Public But Solitude Suicide, Daniel Warner
  68. Earth, To You I Mourn, Ugoh Ifeanyi
  69. Never Mourn At My Funeral, Adesitimi Taiwo Damilola
  70. funeral bells, Ailish Canning
  71. Going to a Funeral in Another World, Joseph DeMarco
  72. Funerals Are For The Living, Terence George Craddock (Spe ..
  73. Bedside Viduals For Who?, Terence George Craddock (Spe ..
  74. Mandodari's Lament And The Funerals, Valmiki
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