Poems of Mourning

Poems of Mourning Saluting lamenting and honoring the dead are the poet s primal tasts in all ages Whether it be Ben Jonson pining for his son Keats and Rilke envisaging their own demise Wilfred Owen commemorating c

  • Title: Poems of Mourning
  • Author: Peter Washington
  • ISBN: 9780375404566
  • Page: 246
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Poems of Mourning

    Saluting, lamenting and honoring the dead are the poet s primal tasts in all ages Whether it be Ben Jonson pining for his son, Keats and Rilke envisaging their own demise, Wilfred Owen commemorating comrades in war, or Homer s Odysseus grieving over his dog all give expression to the universal need for mourning But mourning has many forms and moods, and this collection eSaluting, lamenting and honoring the dead are the poet s primal tasts in all ages Whether it be Ben Jonson pining for his son, Keats and Rilke envisaging their own demise, Wilfred Owen commemorating comrades in war, or Homer s Odysseus grieving over his dog all give expression to the universal need for mourning But mourning has many forms and moods, and this collection explores them all, from Tennyson s black grief to Whitman s radiant melancholy, from Hardy s despair to Rochester s humor, from Sassoon s anger to Christina Rossetti s tender resignation.

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    1. Christina

      This is a very nice collection that includes the classic death poems ("Funeral Blues," "Do Not Go Gentle into that Good Night," et al.) that are among my favorites. But there are also many others I had not read before that seem to say things quite perfectly, especially on the too early death of a loved one. Some of the best lines: "O early ripe! to thy abundant Store / What could advancing Age have added more?" (Dryden) and "The day is past, and yet I saw no sun; / And now I live, and now my lif [...]

    2. Brenna Terry

      Fascinating to read how various poets throughout history perceived and reacted to death. Not all of them had a gloomy outlook, surprisingly!

    3. Karen Watkins

      "Many cultures identify mourning as the very source of poetry and music, what Elizabeth Bishop calls the art of losing."Peter Washington's opening sentence in the Foreword provides a worthy introduction. Nothing further, except: Buy This Book. Read This Book.

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