The word Elegy has been derived from the Greek word elegeia, which is further derived from the word elegos, meaning a mournful poem. According to Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary, elegy means a poem or a song of sorrow, especially for the dead.
Senseless acts of violence and terrorism are once again reported as breaking news across the world. This coordinated act of violence will no doubt take its place in history as one of the worst ever.
I originally wrote this memorial death poem in August 2009 as part of an art and poetry collection that I was developing. The original poem was inspired by an abstract metal painting that I had named "My Fathers Mask". Then today as I got ready to...
Coming to terms with infertility entails a process of overcoming sadness and acceptance of a painful reality. The challenges of this unique type of loss are expressed in a poem of hope and self-love.
There are many who cannot articulate to themselves or to their loved one how they feel at the time of loss, of painful separation. I wrote this for them.... I wrote this for me...
Poem based on - spring the time of year when cherry blossoms flower is supposed to be a happy time, but sometimes such beauty blends with the sadness we are feeling - read the poem here -
This poem is written in memory of my friend Charleen, a caring, loving person. Admired and respected by all, she was always ready with a smile and kind word. Praying and singing is how I remember her.
Behold the dolphins that use to swim under our feet. I wish you could've been like them. This is an elegy to a surf-partner and childhood friend who caught his last wave way before his time.
My father never talked much: no childhood stories, no WWII stories, no work stories. When we discovered he had Parkinson's Disease it was too late for me to "catch up" on all this. He died while I was camping out in the Arizona desert and I didn't find out he died until after he was buried. This...
Analysis of Ingeborg Bachman's post-war poem "Early Noon." Bachmann was an Austrian poet who used her work to criticize the events of the war and the Nazi regime. Themes in this work include the possibility of healing and reconciliation, the legacy of war, and the poet's social responsibility.