Classic Death Poems

Famous Death Poems 1-10 of 11
1 2  Next> >>
Hint: Looking for a poem to share?...Try sorting by Most Shared
The Little White Hearse By Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Somebody’s baby was buried to-day—
The empty white hearse from the grave rumbled back,
And the morning somehow seemed less smiling and gay
As I paused on the walk while it ..........
Votes: 17,  Rating: 4.76
But You Didn't
Remember the time you lent me your car and I dented it?
I thought you'd kill me…
But you didn't.

Remember the time I forgot to tell you the dance was
formal, and you came in ..........
Votes: 53,  Rating: 4.42
Advertisements
Do Not Stand By My Grave And Weep
Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sun on ripened grain,
I am the gentle ..........
Votes: 96,  Rating: 4.39 , 3 Stories
The Cross of Snow By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
In the long, sleepless watches of the night,
A gentle face--the face of one long dead--
Looks at me from the wall, where round its head
The night-lamp casts a halo of pale light.
Here in ..........
Votes: 51,  Rating: 4.33
A Happy Man By Edwin Arlington Robinson
When these graven lines you see,
Traveller, do not pity me;
Though I be among the dead,
Let no mournful word be said.

Children that I leave behind,
And their children, all were ..........
Votes: 129,  Rating: 4.3
Because I Could Not Stop For Death By Emily Dickinson
Because I could not stop for Death,
He kindly stopped for me;
The carriage held but just ourselves
And Immortality.

We slowly drove, he knew no haste,
And I had put away
My ..........
Votes: 103,  Rating: 4.16
After Great Pain, A Formal Feeling Comes By Emily Dickinson
After great pain a formal feeling comes--
The nerves sit ceremonious like tombs;
The stiff Heart questions--was it He that bore?
And yesterday--or centuries before?

The feet, ..........
Votes: 36,  Rating: 4.06
Advertisements
Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night By Dylan Thomas
Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rage at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
Though wise men at their end know dark is right, ..........
Votes: 17,  Rating: 4.06
On Another's Sorrow By William Blake
Can I see another's woe,
And not be in sorrow too?
Can I see another's grief,
And not seek for kind relief?

Can I see a falling tear,
And not feel my sorrow's share?
Can ..........
Votes: 37,  Rating: 4.05
Death Is Nothing At All By Harry Scott-Holland
Death is nothing at all.
It does not count.
I have only slipped away into the next room.
Nothing has happened.

Everything remains exactly as it was.
I am I, and you are you, ..........
Votes: 2,  Rating: 3.5
1 2  Next> >>
Famous Death Poems 1-10 of 11    
Top of page