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Zen Death Haiku
Zen Death Haiku

Brittle cicada shell,
little did I know
you were my life!
—Shuho, translation by Michael R. Burch

as it came,
this naked worm.
—Shidoken, translation by Michael R. Burch

As dew glistens
on a lotus leaf,
so too I soon must vanish.

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Categories: eulogy, age, autumn, bereavement, death, death of a
Form: Haiku

Short Stuff: Epigrams
Epigrams by Michael R. Burch

by Michael R. Burch
Show me your most intimate items of apparel:
begin with the hem of your quicksilver slip ...

by Michael R. Burch

Love should be more than the sum of its...

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Categories: body, clothes, death, eulogy, introspection, love, obituary,
Form: Epigram
Epitaph for a Palestinian Child
by Michael R. Burch

I lived as best I could, and then I died.
Be careful where you step: the grave is wide.

Autumn Conundrum
by Michael R. Burch

It's not that every leaf must finally...

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Categories: eulogy, bereavement, death, death of a friend, depression,
Form: Epitaph
Epitaph For a Palestinian Child
Epitaph for a Palestinian Child
by Michael R. Burch

I lived as best I could, and then I died.
Be careful where you step: the grave is wide.

This poem has also been titled "Epitaph for a Child of...

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Categories: absence, bereavement, conflict, death, discrimination, eulogy, funeral,
Form: Epitaph
Athenian Epitaphs
Athenian Epitaphs

Mariner, do not ask whose tomb this may be,
but go with good fortune: I wish you a kinder sea.
—Michael R. Burch, after Plato

Does my soul abide in heaven, or hell?
Only the sea gulls
in their...

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Categories: death, eulogy, funeral, grave, loss, memorial day,
Form: Epigram

Athenian Epitaphs Ii
Athenian Epitaphs II

These are ancient Greek epitaphs for lost family and friends, including dogs and other animals ...

Now his voice is prisoned in the silent pathways of the night: 
his owner's faithful Maltese... 
but will...

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Categories: eulogy, animal, best friend, death of a friend,
Form: Epitaph
Sweet Rose of Virtue: William Dunbar Translation
Sweet Rose of Virtue
by William Dunbar (c. 1460-1530)
loose translation/modernization/interpretation by Michael R. Burch

after William Dunbar

Sweet rose of virtue and of gentleness,
delightful lily of youthful wantonness,
richest in bounty and in beauty clear
and in every virtue that...

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Categories: eulogy, character, desire, devotion, flower, for her, garden,
Form: Sonnet
Perhat Turson: Elegy Translation
Perhat Tursun

Perhat Tursun (1969-) is one of the foremost living Uyghur language poets, if he is still alive. Born and raised in Atush, a city in China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, Tursun began writing poetry...

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Categories: brother, eulogy, magic, prison, spiritual, violence, wine,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Back Door Side Door Front Door : Which Door Might a Confucian Take
Back Door Side Door Front Door : Which door might a Confucian take
..................for René ETIEMBLE (Jan. 26, 1909 – Jan. 7, 2002)*

In homage - dedicated to the Chair Professor of Comparative Literature the prestigious...

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© T Wignesan  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: books, eulogy, french, poems, son, tribute,
Form: Elegy
Final Lullaby
Final Lullaby
by Michael R. Burch

for my mother, Christine Ena Burch

Sleep peacefully—for now your suffering’s over.

Sleep peacefully—immune to all distress,
like pebbles unaware of raging waves.

Sleep peacefully—like fields of fragrant clover
unmoved by any motion of the wind.


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Categories: death, eulogy, funeral, Lullaby, mother, mother son,
Form: Lyric
Misconception of Misery
It only started as a misconception, a misunderstanding
then like grass fed rain, it grew...grew into this
A eulogy, maybe this could be it
about you? For once, this is about me
How can it can it be?

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Categories: eulogy, how i feel, , 8th grade, ,
Form: Bio
The Lizard Man
It spread its grizzly legs on the whitewashed wall
Firmly baked in the early summer heat 
Spitting perspiration dripping from the white crisps ceiling
While I cling onto a sensational feelings
Night has casted shadows upon night
With images...

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Categories: eulogy, business, character, community, dedication, international, leadership, strength,
Form: Narrative
Leonardo Da Vinci Poems, Epigrams and Quotes

These are my modern English translations of the poems, epigrams and quotes of Leonardo da Vinci. I believe the first six epigrams pertain to the current American election crisis...

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Categories: art, eulogy, nature, poems, poetry, silence, spring,
Form: Epigram
Premium Member Dorm Love
Ours was daily mysterious,
sometimes near mystical, 
a sensual yet platonic
dorm-mate love affair,
within the only male grad student corridor
at SFSU.

He was the presumably straight Vietnam veteran
southern white good ol' boy,
athletically studying Japanese,
with a gentle passion for...

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Categories: eulogy, culture, gender, history, love, military, peace, political,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member A Poem For Sam Cooke
December 14, 1965           

"Mr. Samuel Cooke. Sam Cooke??
You been in that casket for three days..
You a long way from Chicago, son?"

And Sam said, "What happened

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Categories: eulogy, america, celebrity, devotion, music, sorrow, sympathy, tribute,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Earth's Final Answer
A society
humane species
or more likely under-valuing,
how to regeneratively suffer loss
may never have learned to face our universal fear of death
as a badge of permaculturing respect,
dignity through suffering sacred absence
where once we knew nondual co-arising relational...

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Categories: eulogy, beauty, earth day, health, humor, love, religion,
Form: Prose Poetry
More Iffy Coronavirus Haiku
yet another iffy coronavirus haiku #1
by michael r. burch

plagued by the Plague
i plague the goldfish
with my verse

yet another iffy coronavirus haiku #2
by michael r. burch

hang their heads
embarrassed by their coronas

I wrote this poem after having...

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Categories: america, death, eulogy, health, humanity, natural disasters,
Form: Haiku
You spoke of Love in the kingdom to come
Where the works of hatred would be undone
you bid your disciples to follow whats true
to demonstrate its power in the actions they do
But I have seen...

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Categories: eulogy, abuse, betrayal, childhood, evil, love hurts, truth,
Form: Verse
Rainer Maria Rilke: Second Elegy Translation
This is my translation of Rainer Maria Rilke's second elegy from his Duino Elegies, which he began composing at Duino Castle in 1912. 

Second Elegy
by Rainer Maria Rilke
loose translation/interpretation by Michael R. Burch 

Every angel...

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Categories: angel, art, desire, eulogy, god, love, passion,
Form: Elegy
Premium Member Grandmas Portrait
There was a noble sadness hiding in her eyes.
She wears a smile, though elements of insecurities
Trembled in its corners...
Dignity and suffering, combating
for the control of her expression.
Hiding the battle scars of her life; 
Intending to...

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Categories: appreciation, eulogy, grandmother, inspiration,
Form: Blank verse
Premium Member Eulogy For My Mother
Joyce Letitia Richmond-Solomon (A servant of God and a friend to man)

Every life has its seasons and God has created each individual for a purpose. Blessed and happy are those who discover their purpose and...

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Categories: bereavement, death, eulogy,
Form: Free verse
Eulogy For Frank
My father died prematurely while away on 
a business trip from a rogue blood clot to the heart  
I never doubted he loved me, would have liked me, 
(not the same thing), adult to...

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© Nola Perez  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: eulogy, hero,
Form: Dramatic Monologue
Premium Member That Troubling Interdependent Sensory Web
I mean,

Talk about
boundary issues!

I get it, 
why the 7th multicultural value,
and most recent
to finally make it in
to sacred UniversalYang/UnitarianYintegral
ecotherapeutic theology,
green ecofeminist ecology,
declares our polypathic RESPECT
for our interdependent sacred web
of life
reincarnating win/win love

As in,
could Elder EarthMothers

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Categories: eulogy, earth, green, health, humor, integrity, light, power,
Form: Political Verse
Lament of My Life
Lament of My Life Contest
Sponsor: Casarah Nance

~My Bereaving Eulogy~ 

Time seemed to pass so much faster than I expected,
All the love, loss, passion and things I have neglected.

How many times have I lost a...

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© Lu Loo  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: bereavement, blessing, death, eulogy, heaven, life, loss,
Form: Verse
Etty's Pen
My heart failed a few times again today, but each time it came back to life.
This is no time for poets and philosophers.
It is strange that in such a short time a person can come...

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Categories: courage, dedication, eulogy, fate, holocaust, inspiration, life,
Form: Free verse

Book: Shattered Sighs