Death Poems - Poems For Death - A Funeral Poem On The Death Of C. E. An Infant Of Twelve Months
Poems about death. You can read the best death poems. Browse through all death poems.
A Funeral Poem On The Death Of C. E. An Infant Of Twelve Months - Poem by Phillis Wheatley
Through airy roads he wings his instant flight
To purer regions of celestial light;
Enlarg'd he sees unnumber'd systems roll,
Beneath him sees the universal whole,
Planets on planets run their destin'd round,
And circling wonders fill the vast profound.
Th' ethereal now, and now th' empyreal skies
With growing splendors strike his wond'ring eyes:
The angels view him with delight unknown,
Press his soft hand, and seat him on his throne;
Then smilling thus: 'To this divine abode,
'The seat of saints, of seraphs, and of God,
'Thrice welcome thou.' The raptur'd babe replies,
'Thanks to my God, who snatch'd me to the skies,
'E'er vice triumphant had possess'd my heart,
'E'er yet the tempter had beguil d my heart,
'E'er yet on sin's base actions I was bent,
'E'er yet I knew temptation's dire intent;
'E'er yet the lash for horrid crimes I felt,
'E'er vanity had led my way to guilt,
'But, soon arriv'd at my celestial goal,
'Full glories rush on my expanding soul.'
Joyful he spoke: exulting cherubs round
Clapt their glad wings, the heav'nly vaults resound.
Say, parents, why this unavailing moan?
Why heave your pensive bosoms with the groan?
To Charles, the happy subject of my song,
A brighter world, and nobler strains belong.
Say would you tear him from the realms above
By thoughtless wishes, and prepost'rous love?
Doth his felicity increase your pain?
Or could you welcome to this world again
The heir of bliss? with a superior air
Methinks he answers with a smile severe,
'Thrones and dominions cannot tempt me there.'
But still you cry, 'Can we the sigh borbear,
'And still and still must we not pour the tear?
'Our only hope, more dear than vital breath,
'Twelve moons revolv'd, becomes the prey of death;
'Delightful infant, nightly visions give
'Thee to our arms, and we with joy receive,
'We fain would clasp the Phantom to our breast,
'The Phantom flies, and leaves the soul unblest.'
To yon bright regions let your faith ascend,
Prepare to join your dearest infant friend
In pleasures without measure, without end.
Comments about A Funeral Poem On The Death Of C. E. An Infant Of Twelve Months by Phillis Wheatley
Poems About Death
- 1. Let Me Die A Youngman's Death , Roger McGough
- 2. And Death Shall Have No Dominion , Dylan Thomas
- 3. Death Be Not Proud , John Donne
- 4. Death Is Nothing At All , Henry Scott Holland
- 5. Because I Could Not Stop For Death , Emily Dickinson
- 6. Nothing But Death , Pablo Neruda
- 7. A Refusal To Mourn The Death, By Fire, O.. , Dylan Thomas
- 8. A Dream Of Death , William Butler Yeats
- 9. Father Death Blues , Allen Ginsberg
- 10. Angel Of Death (Death Death Death Dea.. , Udiah (witness to Yah)
- 11. A Poet's Death Is His Life Iv , Khalil Gibran
- 12. An Irish Airman Forsees His Death , William Butler Yeats
- 13. A Death Blow Is A Life Blow To Some , Emily Dickinson
- 14. The Death Of The Ball Turret Gunner , Randall Jarrell
- 15. Death Wants More Death , Charles Bukowski
- 16. After Death , Sara Teasdale
- 17. The Beauty Of Death Xiv , Khalil Gibran
- 18. A City's Death By Fire , Derek Walcott
- 19. Death , Rainer Maria Rilke
- 20. Death Leaves Us Homesick, Who Behind , Emily Dickinson
- 21. On The Death Of A Young Lady Of Five Yea.. , Phillis Wheatley
- 22. A Funeral Poem On The Death Of C. E. An .. , Phillis Wheatley
- 23. Death Xxvii , Khalil Gibran
- 24. First Death In Nova Scotia , Elizabeth Bishop
- 25. The Death Of Joy Gardner , Benjamin Zephaniah
- 26. On The Death Of That Most Excellent Lady, , Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz
- 27. Gacela Of The Dark Death , Federico García Lorca
- 28. A Thought For A Lonely Death-Bed , Elizabeth Barrett Browning
- 29. A Ballad Of Death , Algernon Charles Swinburne
- 30. Death &Amp; Fame , Allen Ginsberg
- 31. I Have A Rendezvous With Death , Alan Seeger
- 32. Go Down, Death , James Weldon Johnson
- 33. For The Anniversary Of My Death , William Stanley Merwin
- 34. On The Death Of Anne Brontë , Charlotte Brontë
- 35. On Death , Anne Killigrew
- 36. The Death Of The Hired Man , Robert Frost
- 37. Love &Amp; Fame &Amp; Death , Charles Bukowski
- 38. Death Fugue , Paul Celan
- 39. As At Thy Portals Also Death , Walt Whitman
- 40. Death , William Butler Yeats
- 41. All But Death, Can Be Adjusted , Emily Dickinson
- 42. Fugue Of Death , Paul Celan
- 43. An Elegy On The Death Of Kenneth Patchen , Lawrence Ferlinghetti
- 44. On Hearing Of A Death , Rainer Maria Rilke
- 45. If Death Is Kind , Sara Teasdale
- 46. Don'T Fear Death , Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Blok
- 47. Hymns To The Night : 6 : Longing For Death , Novalis
- 48. An Elegy On The Death Of A Mad Dog , Oliver Goldsmith
- 49. Death Of A Cockroach , Robert William Service
- 50. Death , Heinrich Heine
New Death Poems
- Humanity Was Ultimately Meant To Die! Sa.., Ontomu William
- Life = Death - Volume 8 - Poems On Life,.., Nikhil Parekh
- Life = Death - Volume 6 - Poems On Life,.., Nikhil Parekh
- Life = Death - Volume 5 - Poems On Life,.., Nikhil Parekh
- Life = Death - Volume 2 - Poems On Life,.., Nikhil Parekh
- Life = Death - Volume 1 - Poems On Life,.., Nikhil Parekh
- You Die; I Die - Love Poems - Part 16, Nikhil Parekh
- 1 God - Poems On God, Creator - Volume 4, Nikhil Parekh
- 1 God - Poems On God, Creator - Volume 1, Nikhil Parekh
- In Praise Of Death, Praveen Kumar in Celestial G ..
- carpe diem