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Famous Short Bereavement Poems. Short Bereavement Poetry by Famous Poets

Famous Short Bereavement Poems. Short Bereavement Poetry by Famous Poets. A collection of the all-time best Bereavement short poems

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by Emily Dickinson

Bereavement in their death to feel

 Bereavement in their death to feel
Whom We have never seen --
A Vital Kinsmanship import
Our Soul and theirs -- between --

For Stranger -- Strangers do not mourn --
There be Immortal friends
Whom Death see first -- 'tis news of this
That paralyze Ourselves --

Who, vital only to Our Thought --
Such Presence bear away
In dying -- 'tis as if Our Souls
Absconded -- suddenly --


by David Herbert Lawrence

Submergence

 When along the pavement,
Palpitating flames of life, 
People flicker round me, 
I forget my bereavement, 
The gap in the great constellation,
The place where a star used to be.

Nay, though the pole-star 
Is blown out like a candle, 
And all the heavens are wandering in disarray,
Yet when pleiads of people are
Deployed around me, and I see 
The street’s long outstretched Milky Way,

When people flicker down the pavement,
I forget my bereavement.