Famous Eulogy Poems by Famous Poets
These are examples of famous Eulogy poems written by some of the greatest and most-well-known modern and classical poets. PoetrySoup is a great educational poetry resource of famous eulogy poems. These examples illustrate what a famous eulogy poem looks like and its form, scheme, or style (where appropriate).
by Rilke, Rainer Maria
The First Elegy
Who if I cried out would hear me among the angels'
hierarchies? and even if one of them pressed me
suddenly against his heart: I would be consumed
I that...Read More
by Bukowski, Charles
some dogs who sleep ay night
must dream of bones
and I remember your bones
in that dark green dress
and those high-heeled bright
you always cursed when you drank,
your hair...Read More
by Levine, Philip
The gates are chained, the barbed-wire fencing stands,
An iron authority against the snow,
And this grey monument to common sense
Resists the weather. Fears of idle hands,
by Robinson, Mary Darby
I wake! delusive phantoms hence, away!
Tempt not the weakness of a lover's breast;
The softest breeze can shake the halcyon's nest,
And lightest clouds o'ercast the dawning ray!
'Twas but a vision!...Read More
by Kilmer, Joyce
When, on a novel's newly printed page
We find a maudlin eulogy of sin,
And read of ways that harlots wander in,
And of sick souls that writhe in helpless rage;
Or when...Read More
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