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101 Funeral Poems

Funeral Poems

Sometimes regular words are not enough. A recitation of the departed loved one’s life and accomplishments is important, but rarely captures the poetic vitality of a beautiful life. Composing your own memorial poetry is a wonderful excercise which helps you work through and express your grief and love, but rare is the person who can craft words to say exactly what they want to say.

This is where funeral poems can be extraordinarily helpful. Continue reading 101 Funeral Poems

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Japanese Maple, a poem by Clive James

Japanese Maple by Clive James

Clive James, renowned Australian journalist and essayist, published this poem entitled “Japanese Maple” a few days ago in the New Yorker. A whistful meditation on a tree planted in the backyard garden by his daughter, the poignance of the poem is intensified¬†knowing that the author is in the final stages of terminal cancer. Continue reading Japanese Maple, a poem by Clive James