Death Poems - Poems For Death - First Death In Nova Scotia

Poems about death. You can read the best death poems. Browse through all death poems.


First Death In Nova Scotia - Poem by Elizabeth Bishop

In the cold, cold parlor
my mother laid out Arthur
beneath the chromographs:
Edward, Prince of Wales,
with Princess Alexandra,
and King George with Queen Mary.
Below them on the table
stood a stuffed loon
shot and stuffed by Uncle
Arthur, Arthur's father.

Since Uncle Arthur fired
a bullet into him,
he hadn't said a word.
He kept his own counsel
on his white, frozen lake,
the marble-topped table.
His breast was deep and white,
cold and caressable;
his eyes were red glass,
much to be desired.

"Come," said my mother,
"Come and say good-bye
to your little cousin Arthur."
I was lifted up and given
one lily of the valley
to put in Arthur's hand.
Arthur's coffin was
a little frosted cake,
and the red-eyed loon eyed it
from his white, frozen lake.

Arthur was very small.
He was all white, like a doll
that hadn't been painted yet.
Jack Frost had started to paint him
the way he always painted
the Maple Leaf (Forever).
He had just begun on his hair,
a few red strokes, and then
Jack Frost had dropped the brush
and left him white, forever.

The gracious royal couples
were warm in red and ermine;
their feet were well wrapped up
in the ladies' ermine trains.
They invited Arthur to be
the smallest page at court.
But how could Arthur go,
clutching his tiny lily,
with his eyes shut up so tight
and the roads deep in snow?


Comments about First Death In Nova Scotia by Elizabeth Bishop

There is no comment submitted by members..

Poems About Death

  1. 1. Let Me Die A Youngman's Death , Roger McGough
  2. 2. And Death Shall Have No Dominion , Dylan Thomas
  3. 3. Death Be Not Proud , John Donne
  4. 4. Death Is Nothing At All , Henry Scott Holland
  5. 5. Because I Could Not Stop For Death , Emily Dickinson
  6. 6. A Refusal To Mourn The Death, By Fire, O.. , Dylan Thomas
  7. 7. Nothing But Death , Pablo Neruda
  8. 8. A Dream Of Death , William Butler Yeats
  9. 9. Father Death Blues , Allen Ginsberg
  10. 10. An Irish Airman Forsees His Death , William Butler Yeats
  11. 11. A Death Blow Is A Life Blow To Some , Emily Dickinson
  12. 12. A Poet's Death Is His Life Iv , Khalil Gibran
  13. 13. The Death Of The Ball Turret Gunner , Randall Jarrell
  14. 14. Death Wants More Death , Charles Bukowski
  15. 15. A City's Death By Fire , Derek Walcott
  16. 16. The Beauty Of Death Xiv , Khalil Gibran
  17. 17. After Death , Sara Teasdale
  18. 18. Death , Rainer Maria Rilke
  19. 19. Death Xxvii , Khalil Gibran
  20. 20. First Death In Nova Scotia , Elizabeth Bishop
  21. 21. The Death Of Joy Gardner , Benjamin Zephaniah
  22. 22. A Ballad Of Death , Algernon Charles Swinburne
  23. 23. A Funeral Poem On The Death Of C. E. An .. , Phillis Wheatley
  24. 24. Death Leaves Us Homesick, Who Behind , Emily Dickinson
  25. 25. On The Death Of A Young Lady Of Five Yea.. , Phillis Wheatley
  26. 26. A Thought For A Lonely Death-Bed , Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  27. 27. Go Down, Death , James Weldon Johnson
  28. 28. Gacela Of The Dark Death , Federico García Lorca
  29. 29. On The Death Of That Most Excellent Lady, , Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz
  30. 30. On The Death Of Anne Brontë , Charlotte Brontë
  31. 31. I Have A Rendezvous With Death , Alan Seeger
  32. 32. Death Fugue , Paul Celan
  33. 33. For The Anniversary Of My Death , William Stanley Merwin
  34. 34. Holy Sonnet X: Death Be Not Proud , John Donne
  35. 35. Death &Amp; Fame , Allen Ginsberg
  36. 36. The Death Of The Hired Man , Robert Frost
  37. 37. On Death , Anne Killigrew
  38. 38. Death , William Butler Yeats
  39. 39. If Death Is Kind , Sara Teasdale
  40. 40. Love &Amp; Fame &Amp; Death , Charles Bukowski
  41. 41. As At Thy Portals Also Death , Walt Whitman
  42. 42. Death , Heinrich Heine
  43. 43. On Hearing Of A Death , Rainer Maria Rilke
  44. 44. Absence Disembodies—so Does Death , Emily Dickinson
  45. 45. All But Death, Can Be Adjusted , Emily Dickinson
  46. 46. An Elegy On The Death Of A Mad Dog , Oliver Goldsmith
  47. 47. A Satirical Elegy On The Death Of A Late.. , Jonathan Swift
  48. 48. Fugue Of Death , Paul Celan
  49. 49. Don'T Fear Death , Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Blok
  50. 50. Passing On (Death Death Death Death De.. , Udiah (witness to Yah)
[Report Error]