Grave Flower Poems

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Details | Sonnet |
Down on row and pit and mortal flower
  the undertaker's men stood grave and bier,
and brave stoic death fills the living hour
  for ever more a day, a week, a year...
where bathed in shafts of exalted light toll
  the bells of Mass and vigil in Greenhithe,
when in bound clay an immovable dole
  grimly hung the shadows in hood and scythe.
Yet I upon this ploughed earth sullen gaze
  and hearken in the blooms the winds of death!
What sting its pierce to a full end of days
  that dares to breathe on me its cankered breath.
Withered is the bud and brief flower shed,
yet for a time its beauty shone outspread.

                   

                     July 1995

Copyright © Keith Trestrail | Year Posted 2014




Details | Rhyme |
Beloved, lovely roses: gift of God and lover’s flower,
Spread your colored petals and cradle tender showers.
While admiring the blossoms with their beauty to behold,
Ought we not to know the Tender of such lovely garden groves?

For He lovingly and thoughtfully wields His pruning shears
To cut away the stems of old for fuller future years.
He cultivates and feeds them. He attends them as a Father
Looking daily to their needs; so faithfully He waters.

From the dawn of morning dew until the setting sun arrays
Caring always for His own until that great appointed day…
When the Gardener comes to claim each one the earth held as its own.
He gently picks it at its peak and for His pleasure takes it home.

As God did one glorious morning, when the Perfect Rose had bloomed.
He rolled away the stone and met with Mary at the tomb.
There the sweetest Rose of Sharon rose that we die not alone.
But be gathered for a garden grove, surrounding heavens throne.

Copyright © Tom Valles | Year Posted 2013

Details | Senryu |
Flowers placed on grave

showing attempts to connect

lost without my mom


Written 2015
Placed 10th in SKAT Flower Contest Theme sponsored by SKAT A

Copyright © Susan Gentry | Year Posted 2015




Details | Free verse |
Why
They asked why 
I chose black tulips for his grave
The petals
unforgiving to the touch
with fragile strength
cloak a secret centre 
Their elusive lustre glimpsed for but a moment
Then quelled in this perfidious place
How earnestly they droop their sombre heads 
As lifeless stalks lie limp on burnished wood 
And they asked why 
I chose black tulips for his grave

Copyright © Kaye Locke | Year Posted 2015

Details | Haiku |
haiku

small town graveyard
in the pauper's field
wild cornflowers bloom

written 25 September 2010

Copyright © Reason A. Poteet | Year Posted 2016

Details | Verse |
CLARITY IN A TREASURE BOX - Poetry Contest Sponsor: Nette Onclaud ROSE flower from her grave withered from the wind pink, her adored color barren as my tears for her “blossom from thriving to dying” Date Written: June 28, 2016

Copyright © Laura Loo | Year Posted 2016

Details | Lyric |
In a cemetery in Italy,
or campo santo,
graves lean towards the sun...
Inscriptions deeply carved
on green-lined marble;
lovely sentiments expressed.

We now bring campion
to place on lowest grave,
then say a prayer profound
to thank our God
for the Italian man we knew,
and water slow the campion. 

Copyright © Julia Ward | Year Posted 2015

Details | Light Poetry |
In the mountains, 
where the berries grow;

Hides a treasure, 
some friends may know;

Among the summer flowers’ leaves,
Are golden treasures such as these;

If I could choose where I will lie,
When it is time for me to die;

Then let it be a quiet place, 
That these fair beauties yearly grace.

Copyright © SE Harvey | Year Posted 2014