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10 POEMS FOR NATIONAL MOURNING

We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. We offer our sincere condolences to the Royal Family and honour her lifetime of extraordinary service. At this time of National Mourning we look to the poets. Here are 10 poems of passing and remembrance which resonated with us today. Whether you are mourning Her Majesty or a private grief, we sincerely hope these universal poems will speak to those in need.
Carol Ann Duffy - The Crown
Mary Oliver - In Blackwater Woods 
Robert Frost – Nothing Gold Can Stay
Helen Dunmore – My Life’s Stem Was Cut 
D.H. Lawrence - Grief 
Norman McCraig - Memorial 
Emily Dickinson – After Great Pain 
Christina’s Rossetti - Remember and Dream Land
Don Paterson - Test -
"So for the record: when we die
our hearts don’t slow like steps or clocks
but whirr like small wings in a box
now lit up by a crack of sky."

 

 

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