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By Russ Kick

Pretty a lot each poet in all ages has written approximately loss of life and demise. besides love, it'd be the most well-liked topic in poetry. but, beforehand, no anthology has accumulated the simplest and most renowned of those verses in a single place.

This assortment levels dramatically. With greater than 320 poems, it is going throughout all of historical past, from the ancients instantly via to at the present time. throughout nations and languages, throughout colleges of poetry. You’ll discover a plethora of approaches—witty, funny, lethal critical, tear-jerking, clever, profound, offended, non secular, atheistic, doubtful, hugely own, political, mythic, earthy, and merely sometimes morbid.

Every perspective you could think about is covered—the deaths of kids, misplaced loves, funeral rites, shut calls, consuming meat, serial killers, the loss of life penalty, roadkill, the Underworld, reincarnation, elegies for recognized humans, demise as an equalizer, loss of life as a junk guy, loss of life as a toddler, the dying of God, the loss of life of demise . . . .

You’ll locate loss of life poetry’s maximum hits, including:
  • “Because i couldn't cease for demise” by way of Emily Dickinson
  • “To an Athlete death younger” by way of A.E. Housman
  • “Do no longer move mild into that strong evening” via Dylan Thomas
  • “When Lilacs final within the Dooryard Bloom’d” by means of Walt Whitman
  • “Annabel Lee” by way of Edgar Allan Poe

The remainder of the band comprises . . .Jane Austen, Mary Jo Bang, Willis Barnstone, Charles Baudelaire, William Blake, Charlotte Brontë, Lord Byron, Lucille Clifton, Andrei Codrescu, Wanda Coleman, Billy Collins, Ralph Waldo Emerson, T.S. Eliot, Nick Flynn, Benjamin Franklin, Robert Frost, Kimiko Hahn, Homer, Victor Hugo, Langston Hughes, James Joyce, C.S. Lewis, Amy Lowell, W.S. Merwin, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Pablo Neruda, Thich Nhat Hanh, Friedrich Nietzsche, Wilfred Owen, Rainer Maria Rilke, Christina Rossetti, Rumi, Sappho, Shakespeare, Wallace Stevens, Ruth Stone, Wislawa Szymborska, W.B. Yeats, and some hundred more.

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