Poetry is an art form that helps us better understand and reflect on the world around us. It’s a way we can share our emotions and connect with others experiencing the same feelings as us.
Many poets write about loss and their journey through tough times. They use it to sort out their feelings of grief and understand their loss. Since today is World Poetry Day, we decided to share some of our favorite healing poems about death and grief.
I Will — Unknown
As long as I can I will look at this world for the both of us.
As long as I can I will sing with the birds,
I will laugh with the flowers,
I will pray to the stars for both of us.
Nothing Gold Can Stay — Robert Frost
Nature’s first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf’s a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf,
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day
Nothing gold can stay.
The Window — Rumi
Your body is away from me
but there is a window open
from my heart to yours.
From this window, like the moon
I keep sending news secretly.
Here are a few more poems that will help you find peace:
- Crossing the Bar — Lord Tennyson
- I Have a Rendezvous with Death — Alan Seeger
- For Katrina’s Sun Dial — Henry Van Dyke
- Inside Our Dreams — Jeanne Willis
What poem helped you cope with the loss of a loved one? Share by commenting below!