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Elegy Poems | Elegy Examples

Elegy Poems. Examples of Elegies and a list of new poems in the correct poetic form and technique. Share and read short, long, best, and famous Elegy poetry while accessing rules, format, types, and a comprehensive literary definition of an Elegy.

An elegy poem is a form of poetry consisting of mourning, or sad and thoughtful feelings about the death of an individual, but there is more to an elegy. What is elegy in poetry (complete definition)?

Cruxifiction
Hanging upon that cross one last time A lament to thine sweet Divine. Who conquered death but thyself did die- Well, I now know He’s here with I....Read More
Categories: art,
Form: Elegy



dawns sky
Dawn, the sky is lit up by the unseen sun clouds from the ocean were coming in they looked rain heavy not a sound broke the stillness. This, the last day of the year and he was still...Read More
Categories: absence, books, confidence,
Form: Elegy
Aloof
Aloof She cringed in pain and fear As she zigs and zag across the lonely and troubled paths she wobbles as she is pelted with rocks sticks and troubled minds She Pants thus filled with dread as she scanned the...Read More
Categories: cry, death, fear, grief,
Form: Elegy
Silhouette
What a long time they both had In oneness when things boom in light But in a short while when things turn bad It left and all alone in darkness, he travels in fright Yet, it...Read More
Categories: angel, art, death, depression,
Form: Elegy
Is Science a coherent discussion to the lay person
Is the thought of Science a scary premise mixed with some progress and a whole lot regret, like oh that science, what will they think of next, or some disgusting human made virulent virus that only...Read More
Categories: america, analogy, animal, appreciation,
Form: Elegy



Adieu Papa Madabe
A patriarch, legend, family man, A moral compass, An arc of proprietary leadership With octopus creeping advancements Inducing pomiferous effects Africa’s epitome of Struggle against racial oppression The Great Madabe : An iconic glistering personality Held the jugular of Erstwhile oppressors spell-bound. According to him : ‘Exhausted...Read More
Categories: appreciation, eulogy, inspirational, leadership,
Form: Elegy
There are no bands in death
There are no bands in death They are in various states Lifeless in varied postures Brought for different reasons Some palsy and age took their toll Others victims of premature machinations Many fell from jealous causatives A lot from envious enemies Modest...Read More
Categories: bereavement, eulogy, humanity,
Form: Elegy
Premium Member Miriam Snyder
Here lies Miss Miriam Alicia Lee Snyder A well-known neighborhood insider She fell into a large vat of apple cider Not covered by her life insurance rider. Written June 3, 2022 ...Read More
Categories: humor,
Form: Elegy
Premium Member Jodie Catherine Lynn Fox
Here lies Jodie Catherine Lynn Fox Slipped and fell in a patch of phlox Hit her head on a stone There she lay silent prone We put her remains in a new frocked box Written June 2, 2022 ...Read More
Categories: humor,
Form: Elegy
Premium Member We Who Laugh Last, Laugh Best
That foolish stranger who had wandered into town bickering with folks, trying to shove them around was nothing more than an old worn-out clown. Beneath Soup Creek Bridge, we saw him drown. We thought he'd learned a lesson and...Read More
Categories: community, poets,
Form: Elegy
Amos
How utterly shocking it was To see his smile fading like a flower Withering in summer's hot sun, He who with his ‘Good Morn' would pause ‘Pon delivering office papers And daily supply of goodwill...Read More
Categories: death of a friend,
Form: Elegy
Space Enhancers
A sign posted in front of the library tells of no internet service available - good heavens what to do? the rain has waned the sun is coming on which lends a never be daunted air and so...Read More
Categories: introspection,
Form: Elegy
Read
Read Trees (solidity presenting) Fluttering leaves The light kissed plants merry with the wind free and clean The rain stream glimmering to a speckled burst of sun Gentle easy rolling chuckle of The sighing creek Uncluttered sea green Ah read the ripple (and if...Read More
Categories: language,
Form: Elegy
Wilderness of the Quaken Souls
Cast me to the seas that have shaken my soul Throw me down for ignorance revealed as age old Roll me asunder to the place my knees give way Scourge my eyes for the things that went unseen...Read More
Categories: conflict, corruption, evil, grief,
Form: Elegy
Premium Member ROMAN HEADSTONE
IN MEMORY OF CENTURION GAIUS LUCIUS MANIUS PRIMUS PILUS FIRST COHORT LEGIO VI VICTRIX HE SPENT HIS PENSION IN CISALPINE GAUL WHERE HE RAN AN HONEST BROTHEL HIS FUNERAL WAS GRACED BY A MURDER OF CROWS AND GRIEVIOUS LAMENTATIONS IN THE NAME...Read More
Categories: allegory, death, history, morning,
Form: Elegy

Specific Types of Elegy Poems

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Definition | What is Elegy in Poetry?