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Best Elegy Poems

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

Elegy for Michael Jackson (4)
You shimmering waves on the ocean blue
Dance not again, he cannot dance with you
You weeping forests where the winds wail too
Let your bright tears fall...

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Categories: death, dedication, historylife, dance, world, old,
Form: Elegy

A Chorus Sang Its Last Concerto
I walked in darkness along the shore
seeking solitude, nothing more
Thunder drummed from far away
a foreboding timpani, clouds began to play
They competed with the roar of...

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© Lin Lane  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: beach, emotions,
Form: Elegy
Shine as a source of endless light
whose rainbows of colour deter the night
where daydreams are gentle as doves in flight
and sleep the sleep of angels


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Categories: death, sleep,
Form: Elegy

In vertigo of night, in their riddled trance 
Boldness of petals melt on washed-out shades,
As faces etch a quiet gloom in varied hues
Capturing splashed oil,...

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Categories: elegy, art, color, introspection, loneliness,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member Sweet Butterfly
a warm zephyr blew you into our lives
we knew not from whence you came
your flight was delicate, your colors vibrant 
we were enamored by your...

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Categories: bereavement, hope,
Form: Elegy

I Need Your Help Daddy
I’m tired
I’m Physically and Emotionally tired
I don’t want to be the strong one anymore
I can’t this time
I don’t know what to do Daddy
I need your...

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Categories: absence, angst, cry, dad, death, depression,
Form: Elegy
Premium Member Causalities of War
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Categories: death, war,
Form: Elegy
Chill breath of autumn
Sears the poppy scarlet red,
On his memory'd cenotaph.

Tears trickle in the furrowed
Faces of young comrades long dead...

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Categories: death, friendship, loss,
Form: Elegy
Of Perfect Beauty

And say unto Tyrus, O thou that art
situate at the entry of the sea, which
art a merchant of the people for many
isles, Thus saith the...

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Categories: allusion, america, religious, truth,
Form: Elegy

Midnight hangs in  deepened revelation
as the  cry of elegy  flows within its waiting,
hazy tears burst to deny sleep’s interval
when baby - lullabies...

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Categories: elegy, angst, death,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member Laid to Rest
I had yearned for it all my life -
That simple gesture
That finally healed
The open wound
That for years
In a silent stream
That fell Between
The cracks in

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Categories: father,
Form: Elegy
Premium Member The Last Gold Leaf
The last gold leaf hangs on the bough;
summer is just a memory now.
You, too, have gone, my golden friend;
our summer days came to an end.


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Categories: absence, bereavement, death, farewell, heaven, lost
Form: Elegy
Premium Member The Stone
Alone in a meadow in the pouring rain
I find the stone that causes all my pain,
As I stumble through the fog in disbelief
I fall down...

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Categories: death, love,
Form: Elegy
This Mountain Here
I remember the day I got the call.
My world fell apart.
I had lost it all.

I remember the day you were taken from me.
I knew your...

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© Misty Hoot  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: angst, confusion, death, imagination, loss, lost
Form: Elegy
Premium Member The Poem That Never Was
This is the poem
I cannot write
without the words
which can't be found
and will not flow
to fill the page
that waits to hold
all of their worth
within its white

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Categories: elegy, on writing and words
Form: Free verse
Angela's Right Hand
The function of a human hand?
Writing a message, making a bed,
Opening a jar, dialing a phone,
Putting on pantyhose,
Touching the face of a child,
Or a lover.


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Categories: faith, health, loss, peace, people, sad,
Form: Elegy
Premium Member Celebarating The Adventure Of Advent: A collaboration with Kai Michael Neumann
Universal elegy grieves and yet embraces shifts of paradigm
New beginnings consciousness initiates comprehends and thus proceeds from
Illusion’s delusion collusions misconceptions in the irritating
Vortex whirlpool immanent...

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Categories: elegy, adventure, community, universe,
Form: Sestina
Premium Member Ode for John
How could you leave your loving bride?
Cut down in youth, still in your prime
Your rare blood disease appeared suddenly
Just four years of bliss till you...

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Categories: elegy, death, faith, husband
Form: Ode
Premium Member Whispering Old Cemetery
I came across an old cemetery today while exploring,
     Full of broken, toppled headstones and tangled weeds;
There was a deep hush,...

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Categories: death, grave, grief, lost,
Form: Elegy
I Only Understand Now
We talked at length
The hours we passed
The life you lived
Oh the horrors 
So many men's live snuffed
Oh Arizona, a dedication
Whose souls be at rest
Amidst oily...

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Categories: death, father, introspection, love, hero,
Form: Elegy
No More Soup For Me
I sought a place to post my poems and thought I'd found a fit for me.
At first I was thrilled and felt I belonged to...

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© Lin Lane  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: me,
Form: Elegy
Remission (In Memory of William Watt).
Birth begins the tragedy in us. Life's
First sound is a blank scream
Against sorrow's hidden portends of strifes
All we know are mirages and dream.

Mother took the...

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Categories: brother, death, nostalgiaworld, time,
Form: Elegy
Abrading Volley
Rainfall washing
Light splashes on windowpane…

Leaving nothing behind
No pattern or trace…

If only those tears
Anguishly wept for you…

Upon your deathbed
Had washed away…

Cleansing the pain
That even now abrades...

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Categories: angst, death, introspection, life,
Form: Elegy
Premium Member You Will Remember
You can simply lay me there in shade of trees
that slowly breeze their umbrage with the 
ephemeral sun, a caress with tenderness across this

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Categories: death, emotions, goodbye, remember,
Form: Elegy
Premium Member UNBECOMING

long scarf of a night
 clasping the bracelet of a moon,
 what emptiness is this when i have you not near?
 the distance of a...

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Categories: loneliness,
Form: Elegy