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Famous Eulogy Poems by Famous Poets

These are examples of famous Eulogy poems written by 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). The poems may also contain the word 'eulogy'.

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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 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, 
Of...Read More
by Bukowski, Charles
 some dogs who sleep ay night
must dream of bones
and I remember your bones
in flesh
and best
in that dark green dress
and those high-heeled bright
black shoes,
you always cursed when you drank,
your hair...Read More
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
 1814-1914

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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