A Dirge – An Elegy by Christina Rossetti

A Dirge is an elegy poem written by Christina Georgina Rossetti to lament the untimely death of someone close. In this poem, she beautifully relates the timing of birth and death of this person with seasons.

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Celtic angel.

There once was a angel who couldn’t fly, There once was an angel who could look you in the eye, There once was a angel who could shed a tear, There once was an angel…

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Seeing Beyond Demons

Trapped by demon Expression So coarse for words      To express Unhindered by the sorrow       I bear While always alone.    I tear at my flesh      With tears And…

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The voice of the Shadow

By Parthiv Rhythm Das   There is no desire of sleep in my eyes, Until the victim is resigned, A dark shadow holds the silence of crime, To seek the bones that he must find;…

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Cause and Effect by Charles Bukowski

Cause And Effect | A Poem by Charles Bukowski

This is a poem about suicide and how it often occurs to best of people. And those who don’t understand these people during their lifetime wonder why they chose death over their company. Charles Bukowski calls death as effect and oblivion created by people around him as effect.

Cause and Effect by Charles Bukowski
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Remember by Christina Georgina Rossetti

Remember | A Poem by Christina Georgina Rossetti

This poem describes the fear of Christina Georgina Rossetti, not from death but from the fact that her lover might not remember her after she is gone. But as the poem progresses, she accept that for a greater good, it would be better if he forgets her and live happily, rather than remember and be sad.

Remember by Christina Georgina Rossetti
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Jiyunga kisi din. APNE LIYE!

Saansein toh tham chuki hain, Phir dil dhadak raha hai kiske liye? Shayad ek umeed saans le rahi hai mujhme, Jiyunga kisi din apne liye.

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Diving Into The Wreck Adrienne Rich

Diving Into The Wreck | A Poem by Adrienne Rich

‘Diving into wreck’ is a poem that talks about the whole diving experience of a sea diver straight from the preparation stage until when he reaches the bottom of the sea to find a wreck. This poem talks about the whole emotional journey of the diver.

Diving Into The Wreck Adrienne Rich
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These are thoughts of a prisoner who will be hanged next dawn. Thanks

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Not Waving But Drowning Stevie Smith

Not Waving But Drowning |Poem by Stevie Smith

“Not Waving But Drowning” is an extremely sad and gloomy poem. A poem about a man who seems happy and full of life all the time. But inside he is dying. He gives signals about his state of mind, calling for help or maybe an ear who could hear. But either the world was deaf or ignorant or deaf during his life.

Not Waving But Drowning Stevie Smith
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A Drinking Song W B Yeats

A Drinking Song |Poem by William Butler Yeats

A short poem filled with simplicity that states two truths that you all must know before you grow old and die. A poem by William Butler Yeats that compares wine with love.

A Drinking Song W B Yeats
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Fear no more the heat o’ the sun William Shakespeare

Fear no more the heat o’ the sun|A Song by William Shakespeare

This song is a very famous song from the play Cymbeline. It simply means that you need not really fear death. Death is inevitable. Each one of us, be it royalty or the common class, everyone eventually will “come to dust”. All that we do and all that we become will lose its existence one day. And we need not fear it.

Fear no more the heat o’ the sun William Shakespeare
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O Captain My Captain Walt Whitman Poem

O Captain! My Captain! | A Poem by Walt Whitman

Victories come with a price. Here the ship may have successfully sailed through all the perils towards the victory, but the Captain is no longer alive to taste it. The captain, here, in this poem, refers to the late president of USA, Abraham Lincoln. The poem is written with reference to American Civil War of 1861-65.

O Captain My Captain Walt Whitman Poem
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Annabel Lee Edgar Allan Poe

Annabel Lee | Poem by Edgar Allan Poe

In this poem, the speaker talks about his love that was long lost. Lost, because it was so strong that everyone at the ‘kingdom by the sea’ envied it. The speaker believes that this, even though they were just little kids, love between him and his Annabel Lee was stronger and deeper than the ones between the people older and wiser than them. That despite the physical distance no one can part their souls from each other. Their love was real love and no teenage crush.

Annabel Lee Edgar Allan Poe
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Exposure | A poem by Wilfred Owen

Exposure | A Poem by Wilfred Owen

This is one of the finest poems written by Wilfred Owen, in the backdrop of WWI.
In this poem, he talks about how the soldiers sentiently keep waiting for the possible exposure to death, in the poorest of weather conditions. Always ready to die, their brains ache. ‘But nothing happens’. It highlights the effect of the weather on battle-weary soldiers and in addition puts their plight into context when it momentarily touches on the dream of a return home.

Exposure | A poem by Wilfred Owen
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