Poems of Mourning

Poems of Mourning

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Saluting, lamenting and honoring the dead are the poet's primal tasts in all ages. Whether it be Ben Jonson pining for his son, Keats and Rilke envisaging their own demise, Wilfred Owen commemorating comrades in war, or Homer's Odysseus grieving over his dog--all give expression to the universal need for mourning. But mourning has many forms and moods, and this collection explores them all, from Tennyson's black grief to Whitman's radiant melancholy, from Hardy's despair to Rochester's humor, from Sassoon's anger to Christina Rossetti's tender resignation.
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Alfred A. Knopf, 1998
ISBN: 9780375404566
Branch Call Number: 808.8193548/POE 4565fi 1
Additional Contributors: Beaumont, John Sir,1583-1627
Auden, W. H. (Wystan Hugh), 1907-1973
Attar, Farid Un-Din c1142?-c1220
Annensky, Innokenty 1856-1909
Al-Ala Al-Ma'Arri, Abu 973-1057
Agathias c536-c582
Washington, Peter
Young, Andrew 1885-1971
Yeats, William Butler 1865-1939
Wordsworth, William 1770-1850
Wilmot, John, Earl of Rochester 1647-1680
Wilde, Robert fl. 1656
Wilbur, Richard Purdy 1921-
Whitman, Walt 1819-1892
Webster, John 1580?-1638
Villon, François 1431-1463
Verlaine, Paul 1844-1896
Vaughan, Henry 1622-1695
Tyutchev, Fyodor 1803-1873
Tichborne, Chidiock 1558?-1586
Thomas, Dylan 1914-1953
Tennyson, Alfred Tennyson Baron,1809-1892
Swinburne, Algernon Charles 1837-1909
Stevens, Wallace 1879-1955
Shepherd, Fleetwood 1634-1698
Shelley, Percy Bysshe 1792-1822
Shakespeare, William 1564-1616
Sassoon, Siegfried 1886-1967
Rossetti, Christina Georgina 1830-1894
Roethke, Theodore 1908-1963
Rodgers, William Rodgers. 1909-1969
Robinson, Edwin Arlington 1869-1935
Rilke, Rainer Maria 1875-1926
Quarles, Francis 1592-1644
Owen, Wilfred 1893-1918
Oldham, John 1653-1683
Norris, John 1657-1711
Nashe, Thomas 1567-1601
Muir, Edwin 1887-1959
Milton, John 1608-1674
Milosz, Czeslaw 1911-
Michelangelo Buonarroti 1475-1564
Meng, Chiao 751-814
Mandelʹshtam, Osip 1891-1938
Mallarmé, Stéphane 1842-1898
MacNeice, Louis 1907-1963
MacCaig, Norman 1910-1996
Levi, Primo 1919-1987
Larkin, Philip 1922-1985
Kipling, Rudyard 1865-1936
Keats, John 1795-1821
Jonson, Ben 1573?-1637
Johnson, Samuel 1709-1784
Housman, A. E. (Alfred Edward), 1859-1936
Horace 65-8 B.C
Hopkins, Gerard Manley 1844-1889
Heyrick, Thomas 1649-1694
Herrick, Robert 1591-1674
Harrison, Tony 1937-
Hardy, Thomas 1840-1928
Gurney, Ivor 1890-1937
Gray, Thomas 1716-1771
Frost, Robert 1874-1963
Fletcher, John 1579-1625
Flatman, Thomas 1637-1688
Ewart, Gavin 1916-1995
Elliot, Jean 1727-1805
Dyer, Catherine Lady,d. 1654
Dunbar, William 1460?-1520?
Dryden, John 1631-1700
Douglas, Keith 1920-1944
Dickinson, Emily 1830-1886
Dibdin, Charles 1745-1814
De la Mare, Walter 1873-1956
De Heredia, José María 1803-1839
Crane, Hart 1899-1932
Cowper, William 1731-1800
Cotton, Charles 1630-1687
Chia Tao 779-849
Chapman, George 1559?-1634
Catullus, Gaius Valerius 87-54 B.C
Carew, Thomas 1595?-1639?
Campion, Thomas 1567-1620
Brodsky, Joseph 1940-
Bishop, Elizabeth 1911-1979
Alternative Title: A slumber did my spirit seal / William Wordsworth
Long distance / Tony Harrison
The voice / Thomas Hardy
She / Theodore Roethke
Fletcher's lament for his friend / John Fletcher
To his love / Ivor Gurney
David's epitaph on Jonathan / Francis Quarles
Field day / W. R. Rodgers
I travelled among unknown men / William Wordsworth
Lament for the Makaris / William Dunbar
At Gautier's grave / Stéphane Mallarmé
To the memory of Mr. Oldham / John Dryden
A quiet soul / John Oldham
Lycidas / John Milton
Lament for Lu Yin / Men Chiao
At the grave of Henry James / W. H. Auden
At Melville's tomb / Hart Crane
The choirmaster's burial / Thomas Hardy
The poet's death / Rainer Maria Rilke
When lilacs last in the dooryard bloom'd / Walt Whitman
In memory of Eva Gore-Booth and Con Markiewicz / W. B. Yeats
To a friend : in memoriam / Joseph Brodsky
Requiem / Rainer Maria Rilke
Felix Randal / Gerard Manley Hopkins
Cootchie / Elizabeth Bishop
By her aunt's grave / Thomas Hardy
Elegy / Theodore Roethke
Uncle Ananias / Edward Arlington Robinson
With her / Czeslaw Milosz
To his dying brother, Master William Herrick / Robert Herrick
Do not go gentle into that good night / Dylan Thomas
To my dear son, Gervase Beaumont / Sir John Beaumont.qFlood / Tony Harrison
Epitaph upon a child that died / Robert Herrick
On my first son / Ben Jonson
The child dying / Edwin Muir
A refusal to mourn the death, by fire, of a child in London / Dylan Thomas
Over the coffin / Thomas Hardy
The widower / Rudyard Kipling
On parting with my wife, Janina / Czeslaw Milosz
Methought I saw my late espousèd saint / John Milton
Ovid, Tristia III, 3 [excerpt] / Henry Vaughan
Maria Wentworth / Thomas Carew
My dearest dust / Lady Catherine Dyer
An Arundel tomb / Philip Larkin
Elegy written in a country churchyard / Thomas Gray
During wind and rain / Thomas Hardy
The flowers of the forest / Jean Elliot
Adieu! farewell earth's bliss! / Thomas Nashe
The meditation / John Norris
A ballade to end with / François Villon
Elegy for himself / Chidiock Tichborne
Selva oscura / Louis MacNeice
To Luigi del Riccio after the death of Cecchino Bracci / Michelangelo Buonarroti
Writing the poems of loss / Gavin Ewart
One art / Elizabeth Bishop
The Sufi who thought he had dleft the world / Farid Ud-Din Attar
With rue my heart is laden / A. E. Housman
Weeping for the zen master Po-yen / Chia Tao
Seneca's Troas, Act II / John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester
Needles have stitched a death shroud / Abu Al-Ala Al-Ma'Arri
Song / Thomas Flatman
Odes II, 14 / Horace [excerpt] / Robert Herrick
The soul driven from the body / Abu Al-Ala Al-Ma'Arri
She dwelt among the untrodden ways / William Wordsworth
In memoriam (VII) / Lord Alfred Tennyson
Rain on a grave / Thomas Hardy
Epitaph / Primo Levi
A young dead woman / José-Maria De Heredia
To praise a dead woman / Osip Mandelstam
For a dead lady / Edward Arlington Robinson
Ballade of the ladies of time past / François Villon
In a disused graveyard / Robert Frost
An island cemetery / W. H. Auden
Because I could not stop for death / Emily Dickinson
Music / Percy Bysshe Shelley
Poor Tom / Charles Dibdin
Died of wounds / Siegfried Sassoon
Aqua Mortis / Tony Harrison
Simplify me when I'm dead / Keith Douglas
Remember / Christina Rossetti
All but death, can be adjusted / Emily Dickinson
Odes III, 30 / Horace
From far, from eve and morning / A. E. Housman
Last love / Ryodor Tyutchev
Roman sarcophagi / Rainer Maria Rilke
The glimpse / Thomas Hardy
The ghost / Walter de la Mare
For whom the bell tolls / Gavin Ewart
That it will never come again / Emily Dickinson
Anaphora / Elizabeth Bishop
Black spring / Innokenty Annensky
Spring and fall / Gerard Manley Hogkins
Dirge for Fidele / William Shakespeare
Farewell without a guitar / Wallace Stevens
Then / Richard Wilbur
I heard a fly buzz / Emily Dickinson
Futility / Wilfred Owen
In memoriam (II) / Lord Alfred Tennyson
A dirge, from The White Divel / John Webster
Because that you are going / Emily Dickinson
When I have fears / John Keats
What survives / Rainer Maria Rilke
In memoriam (XI) / Lord alfred Tennyson
Into my heart an air that kills / A. E. Housman
The songs I had / Ivor Gurney
R. M. R. / Rainer Maria Rilke
'Twas my one glory / Emily Dickinson
Dear to me is sleep / Michelangelo Buonarroti
Epitaph on a tomb near Rome / Anonymous
Epitaph on the Duke of Grafton / Fleetwood Shepherd
Memorial tablet / Siegfried Sassoon
An epitaph on M. H. / Charles Cotton
An epitaph upon the celebrated Claudy Philips, musician, who died very poor / Samuel Johnson
Epitaph on a hare / William Cowper
Carmen III / Catullus
Epitaph on a dormouse, really written by a little boy / Anonymous
A dead mole / Andrew Young
Partridge / Agathias
Ode on the death of a favourite cat, drowned in a tub of gold fishes / Thomas Gray
The odyssey of Homer, Book XVII [excerpt] / George Chapman
Praise of a collie / Norman MacCaig
At a dog's grave / A. C. Swinburne
The pardon / Richard Wilbur
The survivor / Primo Levi
After death / Christina Rossetti
In memoriam (LXVII) / Lord Alfrred Tennyson
The tombstone-maker / Siegfried Sassoon
Anthem for doomed youth / Wilfred Owen
The silent one / Ivor Gurney
To his dead body / Siegfried Sassoon
Funeral blues / W. H. Auden
Anactoria [excerpt] / A. C. Swinburne
An exchange of feelings / Paul Verlaine
To Lizbie Browne / Thomas Hardy
Propertius, Elegies II, 28 / Thomas Campion


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