POETRY ABOUT DEATH

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Poetry about Death

We have featured below the most famous poetry about Death by the most celebrated Poets covering both Classic and Modern Death poetry ensuring that your search for online poetry about Death of your choice will be successful. Click any link to go to the section dedicated to your chosen Death poem.

A Ballade of Suicide - Poetry about death by G.K.Chesterton
A Burial - Poetry about death by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
A Charge - Poetry about death by Herbert Trench
A Hunting Morning - Poetry about death by Arthur Conan Doyle
A Nocturnal Reverie - poem by Anne Finch
A Poison Tree - Poetry about death by William Blake
A Saints Damnation - Poetry about death by Aleister Crowley
An Epitaph - poem by Walter de la Mare
An Ode, On the Death of Mr. Henry Purcell - Poetry about death by John Dryden
Armies in the Fire - Poetry about death Robert Louis Stevenson

Battle Hymn of the Republic - poem by Julia Ward Howe
Bereavement - Poetry about death by Percy Bysshe Shelley
Border Ballad - Poetry about death by Sir Walter Scott

Darkness - Poetry about death by Lord Byron
Death - Poetry about death by William Butler Yeats
Death is a Fisherman - poem by Benjamin Franklin
Dover Beach - Poetry about death by Matthew Arnold

Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard - Poetry about death by Thomas Gray
Farewell to the Court - Poetry about death by Sir Walter Raleigh
Fifteen men on the Dead Man's Chest - poem by Robert Louis Stevenson
For whom the bell tolls - Poetry about death (No man is an island) by John Donne
Full Fadom Fiue Thy Father Lies ( When forty winters ...) - poem by William Shakespeare

God Save the Flag - Poetry about death by Oliver Wendell Holmes

H M S Foudroyant - Poetry about death by Arthur Conan Doyle

In Flanders Fields - Poetry about death by Dr. John McCrae
Its a Queer Time - Poetry about death by Robert Graves

Memorial Verses - Poetry about death by Matthew Arnold
Music, when soft voices die - poem by Percy Bysshe Shelley

No Coward Soul Is Mine - Poetry about death by Emily Bronte

O Captain My Captain - Poetry about death by Walt Whitman
O Death Rock Me Asleep - Poetry about death by Anne Boleyn

Peace - Poetry about death by Rupert Brooke
Remembrance - poem by Emily Bronte
Rime of the Ancient Mariner - Poetry about death by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Safety - Poetry about death by Rupert Brooke

Tears, Idle Tears - Poetry about death by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
The Altar of Artemis - poem by Aleister Crowley
The Ballad Of Reading Gaol - Poetry about death by Oscar Wilde
The Charge of the Light Brigade - Poetry about death by Alfred Lord Tennyson
'The Dead' - Poetry about death by Rupert Brooke
The Dying Christian To His Soul - poem by Alexander Pope
The Lady of Shallot - Poetry about death by Alfred Lord Tennyson
The Lake of the Dismal Swamp - Poetry about death by Thomas Moore
The Man he Killed - poem by Thomas Hardy
The Murdered Traveller - Poetry about death by William Cullen Bryant
The Reaper And The Flowers - Poetry about death by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The Recruit - Poetry about death by A. E. Housman
The Soldier - Poetry about death by Rupert Brooke
The Song of Hiawatha - Poetry about death by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The Song of the Wreck - Poem by Charles Dickens
The Wreck of the Hesperus - Poetry about death by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The Yellow Gas - Poetry about death by Christopher Brennan

To the Memory of Mr. Oldham - Poetry about death by John Dryden
To The RAF - Poetry about death by Alfred Noyes

Upon a Dying Lady - Poetry about death by William Butler Yeats

When we two parted - Poetry about death by Lord Byron

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Famous Recommended Poetry - Top 20 List!
There are so many poems to choose from it is difficult to know where to make a start! We have therefore devised a Top 20 List of our favourite poems. It was an extremely difficult task and obviously our choice, in the end, was based on personal preferences! We hope that the list will provide our readers with as much pleasure that these famous verses have given to us. A good knowledge of these famous verses will provide all students and children with a good grounding of the subject. Each poet has a different style of writing making expert use of the English language. We have been asked on many occasions which is our favourite poem. Impossible! Writing styles, subject matter and even childhood memories influence choices, so we gave up and endeavoured to, at least, compile a list of our top twenty famous and favourite poems! The first line of the famous verse has been included to jog the memory! Please refer to the Index for the Top 20 list! We can, however give examples of some moving verses from a selection of the poems about death:

To The RAF - a poem by Alfred Noyes 

Never since English ships went out
To singe the beard of Spain,
Or English sea-dogs hunted death
Along the Spanish Main,
Never since Drake and Raleigh won
Our freedom of the seas,
Have sons of Britain dared and done
More valiantly than these.

Whether at midnight or at noon,
Through mist or open sky,
Eagles of freedom, all our hearts
Are up with you on high;
While Britain's mighty ghosts look down
From realms beyond the sun
And whisper, as their record pales,
Their breathless, deep, Well Done!

Charge of the Light Brigade by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Half a league, half a league,
Half a league onward,
All in the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.
`Forward, the Light Brigade!
Charge for the guns!' he said:
Into the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.

`Forward, the Light Brigade!'
Was there a man dismay'd?
Not tho' the soldier knew
ome one had blunder'd:
Their's not to make reply,
Their's not to reason why,
Their's but to do and die:
Into the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.

Cannon to right of them,
Cannon to left of them,
Cannon in front of them
Volley'd and thunder'd;
Storm'd at with shot and shell,
Boldly they rode and well,
Into the jaws of Death,
Into the mouth of Hell
Rode the six hundred.

O Captain My Captain a poem by Walt Whitman

O Captain my Captain! our fearful trip is done,
The ship has weathered every rack, the prize we sought is won,
The port is near, the bells I hear, the people all exulting,
While follow eyes the steady keel, the vessel grim and daring;
But O heart! heart! heart!
O the bleeding drops of red,
Where on the deck my Captain lies,
Fallen cold and dead.

O Captain! my Captain! rise up and hear the bells;
Rise up--for you the flag is flung for you the bugle trills,
For you bouquets and ribboned wreaths for you the shores a-crowding,
For you they call, the swaying mass, their eager faces turning;
Here Captain! dear father!
This arm beneath your head!
It is some dream that on the deck,
You've fallen cold and dead.

My Captain does not answer, his lips are pale and still;
My father does not feel my arm, he has no pulse nor will;
The ship is anchored safe and sound, its voyage closed and done;
From fearful trip the victor ship comes in with object won;
Exult O shores, and ring O bells!
But I, with mournful tread,
Walk the deck my Captain lies,
Fallen cold and dead

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