Posts Tagged ‘Death Poem’

“Gazans despair year after war” (Chen-ou Liu)

Monday, January 18th, 2010

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Gaza…
crying old tears
at new funerals

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Headlines:

“Gazans despair year after war” (Toronto Star)

“Israel kills 6 Palestinians in one of deadliest days since Gaza war” (Toronto Star)

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Poem by Chen-ou Liu (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Reclusive writer J.D. Salinger dead at 91″ (Zofia Barisas)

Monday, March 1st, 2010

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Salinger
dead at ninety-one…
shooting star

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Headlines:

“Reclusive writer J.D. Salinger dead at 91″ (The Independent)

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Poem by Zofia Barisas (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“J. D. Salinger, Literary Recluse, Dies at 91″ (Bill Frayer)

Monday, March 29th, 2010

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cult author
mocking his fame…
dies alone

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Headlines:

“J. D. Salinger, Literary Recluse, Dies at 91″ (New York Times)

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Poem by Bill Frayer (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Lena Horne, Singer and Actress, Dies at 92″ (Jimmy the Peach)

Monday, August 16th, 2010

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“Stormy Weather”
the sepia girl sings
new management

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Headlines:

“Lena Horne, Singer and Actress, Dies at 92″ (New York Times)

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Poem by Jimmy the Peach (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Father’s death made colonoscopy a bearable task” (Mark Holloway)

Sunday, November 21st, 2010

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at his deathbed
the TV still on
just softly
a show
he always loathed

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Headlines:

“Father’s death made colonoscopy a bearable task” (Daily News)

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Poem by Mark Holloway (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Jazzman Billy Taylor Dies” (Kath Abela Wilson)

Friday, January 21st, 2011

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in the piano
all the songs
she never played

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Headlines:

“Jazzman Billy Taylor Dies” (All Voices)

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Poem by Kath Abela Wilson (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Brazilian woman wakes up in coffin” (Chen-ou Liu)

Sunday, January 30th, 2011

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same old dream:
men in black hammer the nails
into my coffin

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Headlines:

“Brazilian woman wakes up in coffin” (Toronto Star)

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Poem by Chen-ou Liu (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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