November 1, 2016
Each week we examine a theme from a variety of points of view. This week’s theme is death, in honor of the transition from Halloween to All Saints’ Day and then to All Souls’ Day, which is the Mexican Day of the Dead.
Today’s poem is about how one dies again as friends and family die.
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Here's a little ditty for
A sailor lost at sea,
An Irishman, most sorely missed
By friends and family.
He'd reached the prime of life when he
Encountered Davy Jones,
And now all that is left of him
Are tears and scattered bones.
He lives in those he left behind,
His loved ones and his mates,
And as they die, he'll die again,
Conjoined with many fates;
Until at last his being, with
A brief, unuttered sigh,
Will yield its presence peacefully,
And bid the world goodbye.
© by Nicholas Gordon
Hear or watch me recite this poem and listen to the music I chose for it at http://www.poemsforfree.com/heresa.html . For more poems about death, go to http://www.poemsforfree.com/deathpoems.html.
This week’s theme: Death.
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