Poems of Solace and Remembrance
Poems of Solace and Remembrance

Poems of Solace and Remembrance

by Paul Negri

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"Death, be not proud," declared John Donne, "though some have called thee/Mighty and dreadful, for thou art not so … " The seventeenth-century poet's expression of faith has consoled countless readers. It appears in this outstanding compilation of inspirational verse along with 90 poems, by more than 60 great English and American writers, dating from the Renaissance to the twentieth century.
These works include the familiar words of famous poets as well as unforgettable verses by lesser-known writers. Selections range from Psalm 23 of the King James Bible to Henley's "Invictus," and Stevenson's "Requiem"; from Quarles's "A Good-Night" to Pope's "The Dying Christian to His Soul," Bryant's "Thanatopsis," and Tennyson's "Crossing the Bar"; from Emily Dickinson's "Because I Could Not Stop for Death" to Housman's "To an Athlete Dying Young" and Dylan Thomas's powerful poem to his dying father, "Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night." Other featured poets include Shakespeare, Raleigh, Jonson, Shelley, Wordsworth, Longfellow, Browning, Whitman, Swinburne, Kipling, Frost, Millay, Dunbar, and Auden.
This volume will be a consolation for anyone who has suffered loss; it also offers a rich treasury of moving and reflective verse, sure to appeal to any lover of fine English and American poetry.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780486110011
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication date: 05/15/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 80
File size: 2 MB
Age Range: 14 Years

Table of Contents

King James Bible
  Psalm 23 (The Lord is my shepherd)
Walter Raleigh
  Even Such Is Time
William Shakespeare
  "Poor Soul, the Centre of My Sinful Earth"
  Fear No More the Heat o' the Sun
John Donne
  "Death, Be Not Proud"
Ben Johnson
  On My First Son
Robert Herrick
Francis Quarles
  A Good-Night
George Herbert
John Milton
  On Time
Richard Crashaw
  An Epitaph Upon Husband and Wife
Henry Vaughan
  They Are All Gone into the World of Light
Alexander Pope
  The Dying Christian to His Soul
  Ode on Solitude
William Cowper
  Light Shining Out of Darkness
William Wordsworth
  A Slumber Did My Spirit Seal
Walter Savage Landor
  I Strove with None
Felicia Dorothea Hermans
John Clare
  I Am
William Cullen Bryant
  To the Fringed Gentian
  Blessed Are They That Mourn
Hartley Coleridge
  Early Death
Thomas Hood
  The Death-Bed
"John Henry, Cardinal Newman"
Thomas Lovell Beddoes
Edgar Allan Poe
  To One in Paradise
Sarah Flower Adams
  The Mourners Came at Break of Day
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  The Sleep
Charles Doyne Sillery
  She Died in Beauty
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  The Rainy Day
  A Psalm of Life
Caroline Elizabeth Norton
  "Not Lost, But Gone Before"
Edward FitzGerald
  From The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyám
Alfred Lord Tennyson
  Crossing the Bar
  From In Memoriam
James Aldrich
  A Death-Bed
William Bell Scott
  My Mother
Robert Browning
Christopher Cranch
Aubrey Thomas de Vere
Emily Brontë
  No Coward Soul Is Mine
James Russell Lowell
  The First Snow-Fall
Walt Whitman
  "At the Last, Tenderly"
  "Darest Thou Now, O Soul"
Matthew Arnold
Emily Dickinson
  Because I Could Not Stop for Death
  "After Great Pain, a Formal Feeling Comes"
  I Never Saw a Moor
Christina Georgina Rossetti
  When I Am Dead
Elizabeth Akers
James Thomson
  A Requiem
Algernon Charles Swinburne
  The Garden of Proserpine
Lizzie Clark Hardy
  Some Time at Eve
John Addington Symonds
  Lux Est Umbra Dei
Thomas Hardy
  The Darkling Thrush
Gerard Manley Hopkins
  (Carrion Comfort)
John Banister Tabb
William Ernest Henley
James Whitcomb Riley
Robert Louis Stevenson
  In Memoriam F. A. S.
John Davidson
A. E. Housman
  The Night Is Freezing Fast
  To an Athlete Dying Young
  With Rue My Heart is Laden
George Santayana
  To W. P. II
Rudyard Kipling
  The Widower
Paul Laurence Dunbar
  When All Is Done
Robert Frost
John Masefield
  A Song at Parting
Edna St. Vincent Millay
  Dirge Without Music
W. H. Auden
  Funeral Blues
Dylan Thomas
  Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night

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