The frequency of senseless killings of the innocent seems to be on the rise in our communities. It breaks the heart of a nation to hear about the violent, preventable death of another human being.
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...
By definition, the elegy is a poem that expresses sorrow and loss. Writers often use the elegy to respond to a loss, turning to pen and paper to capture the hurt and subsequently find release.
Sudden death is tragic to families and loved ones. Words barely describe how the devastation changes lives forever. This poem follows a sister's grief after the death of her brother to gun violence.
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...
This hub is about expressing our deep love for those close to us who have passed on and their eternal existence not only in our hearts but in a spiritual form that we can sense.
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"....
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.
Inspired by Frank Atanacio’s “That Thousand Yard Stare” and as I put a comment there I realize that would be the first lines of this poem about the homeless street minister and the feelings of dispair
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 -