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5 All Time Great Poems About Death

DeathDeath has always inspired a generation of authors. Hundreds of novels, plays and poems have portrayed death in dramatic and painful forms. There is something sad yet soul-impinging about death which fires our imagination. Many of the works which have centred around death are immortal today. We want to read them again and again.

To celebrate the glory of death here are a few poems from the classical masters which you would always love to read.

  1. “If I Should Die,” Emily Dickinson

If I should die,
And you should live,
And time should gurgle on,
And morn should beam,
And noon should burn,
As it has usual done;
If birds should build as early,
And bees as bustling go,–
One might depart at option
From enterprise below!
‘Tis sweet to know that stocks will stand
When we with daisies lie,
That commerce will continue,
And trades as briskly fly.
It make the parting tranquil
And keeps the soul serene,
That gentlemen so sprightly
Conduct the pleasing scene!


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