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Best Dirge Poems

Below are the all-time best Dirge poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of dirge poems written by PoetrySoup members

Premium Member Narcissus meets his Nemesis - A Collab with Victor Buhagiar
POTW 15 July 2018       


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Categories: dirge, desire, mythology, vanity,

Premium Member An Omen Of The Taste Of Twilight


is the wild magic of this place;
this wilderness I now roam alone
as its lifeblood seeps 
Afterlife mournful howls
across time and distance
go unanswered -
Oh, how...

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Categories: dirge, angst, death, fate, grief,


To release me from hellish nights
let's talk now, Fear...
I leave, yet your shadow follows me;
a darkened grime blowing on my mind 
like an uninvited guest...

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Categories: dirge, courage, fear,

Premium Member A Pregnant Lass
A pregnant lass with eyes of glass had never learned to cope;
once set adrift her fall was swift, she slid a slipp’ry slope.
She fled the...

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Categories: dirge, people, society,

Premium Member The Long and Short Of It
I awakened about midnight in the middle of the day.
I was crawling swiftly toward you as I slowly raced away.
I hummed a merry melody that...

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Categories: dirge, funnyhappy, me, girl, happy,

Melody Of Sadness
A saddening song swishes subtly in the bitter breeze, 

Mad mournful music meets me everywhere I move, 

Like a dolorous dirge drumming through the dark;...

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© Jo Daniel  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: dirge, music, sad, war,

Play Not A Dirge When I Am Gone
Play Not A Dirge When I Am Gone

Play not a dirge when I am gone;
light no candles, not even one.
A treasured poem would be enough...

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© KP Nunez  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: dirge, death,

Doom of Ancient Bloom
Oh, this impish ill!
this mystic flock of ever-roaming pain;
You now possess fully
my body and my life.
I am at your full attention and mercy;
Do you not...

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Categories: dirge, conflict, death, funeral,

Premium Member Summer-colored
     So many memories I have are summer-colored, like those walking-down-the-lane days recalled in various hues of green. Green for Grandpa’s...

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Categories: dirge, life, summer,

Poet in a Pool of Love
...... For You Ajinle


When my yearning becomes a letter
Of love inside the dust of time
This lyric will deliver my affection...

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Categories: dirge, beauty, dedication, emotions, eulogy,

How would you like your death announced?
 In joyous bells, sweet song through the town
 or a solemn dirge, sung in an otherwise quiet church?

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© Dia Tucker  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: dirge, funny,

Premium Member One Bright leaf
Wind sings a dirge where rust leaves have fallen.
In the autumn of her life
one bright leaf has risen

I stand on the hill
we tumbled down as...

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Categories: dirge, death,

Premium Member My Love Lives In A Maiden's Fallen Tear
My Love Lives In A Maiden's Fallen Tear

I saw sweet love in maiden's fallen tear
a racing orb of light so very bright.
A love lost, great...

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Categories: dirge, angel, art, beautiful, blessing,

Rosaline's Revenge
Oh Juliet!  A memory of a love long lost in vain…
thy bridal song, a dirge of darkened madrigal becomes.
Yet thought of you, for me,...

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Categories: dirge, sad love,

Premium Member Midnight In Evergreen Cemetery
'Round about eight o'clock each evening the massive iron gates are closed.
The moon's mellow glow shines upon spectral scenes that are now exposed!
Phantoms that by...

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Categories: dirge, fantasy,

Witch and Warlock
The warlock said to the witch,
Man, ain't it grand living large like Oz,
being bigly Emerald City rich
The witch crowed back,
I get paid good for giving...

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Categories: dirge, funny, humor, humorous, political,

Premium Member The Seasons of My Writing
I can’t speak for every writer
of prose and poetry,
but from my own experience
this is what pertains to me.
As there are seasons in the natural,
some lovely,...

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Categories: dirge, autumn, god, seasons, spring,

as time stood still
My pen finds pause
my body is broken,
a weighted horror
cleaves my breast

The strings of hope sliced
as I put dreams to the sword,
but hands now whisper to...

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Categories: dirge, death, deep, time,

Premium Member INDIAN PIPE
(The Corpse Plant)

in the shadows
     in the shadows
          teardrop eyes

Like bagpipes...

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Categories: dirge, death, nature,

Premium Member Heaven, The Shortest Journey

My heart stopped, you see
Three times, thanks to foolishness ...
But within the horror of it all I learned something ... extraordinary
And the following is, for...

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Categories: dirge, appreciation, faith, god, happiness,

Premium Member STORM OF TREES

smashing glass
ripping up roofs
like a doll house, bedroom contents exposed
miles of splintered lumber, stacked against odds
squirrels naked
scattered nuts
oak leaves
stare, lids
ceramic chips
like tears, raining...

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Categories: dirge, storm,

Melody of Sadness and Joy
I hear the lovely dirge called Autumn Leaves.
It echoes back and forth in my obfuscated mind,
Part full of grief, part an ineffectual endeavour
To understand why,...

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Categories: dirge, love,

Pamphlets of Prophets
Pamphlets of Prophets

And in the barren face of sanity
I scavenged 
For hope

Hope between the bleeding

Full forces littered the bodies
Pamphlets of prophets
In useless streets

Streets paved with...

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Categories: dirge, war

Premium Member Red

from afar, leaves like uncounted catatonic fires  
huddled close
pinned to the chill air

a pointillist’s love affair with a hundred shades of red

the ground is...

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Categories: dirge, autumn, color, funeral, imagery,

Black Cloaked Man

In one ghost whisper of a town,
the mourning sunset had bloodshot eyes
A tombstone place that was
	long shadow 
past it’s boomtown prime
Withering eureka hope  ...

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Categories: dirge, allegory, death, symbolism, violence,