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Uplifting poems about death?
    #3625697 - 01/13/05 11:20 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

Hello, can you guys give me some really good poems about death, but rather then the poems being a downer (I know, death isn't exactly a mood lifter), have it be kind of an uplifting poem. Somewhere where they look at death as something positive instead of a negative, end of it all kind of piece.

Thank you :heart:

(I know I posted this in the Art forum, but I would need something by tomorrow, and that forum is kind of dead)


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Re: Uplifting poems about death? [Re: theocean06]
    #3625782 - 01/13/05 11:39 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

OK, try this one. Its called "Bonehead Bill" by Robert Service.

This was written during WWI. He wrote a lot of poetry about the war in these days. The setting of a poem is a man on the front lines of WWI. The page I have linked to even has a short forward written by the author about what was inspiring him at the time he wrote this particular verse.

Read it here

Maybe this is not uplifting enough, but its all that came to mind right off the bat.


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Re: Uplifting poems about death? [Re: ToTheSummit]
    #3625873 - 01/14/05 12:08 AM (11 years, 10 months ago)

Ehh... fucking Emos...


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Re: Uplifting poems about death? [Re: theocean06] * 1
    #3625990 - 01/14/05 12:40 AM (11 years, 10 months ago)

Whether one passes on or remains is all the same.
That you can take no one with you is the only difference.
Ah, how pleasant! Two awakenings and one sleep.
This dream of a fleeing world! The roseate hues of early dawn!

Tokugawa Ieyasu


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Re: Uplifting poems about death? [Re: theocean06] * 1
    #3626002 - 01/14/05 12:44 AM (11 years, 10 months ago)

THE CITY OF GOD
by Aleister Crowley

Day after day we crawled
Beneath the leaden, flat,
Featureless heaven, across dull emerald
Field after field, whereon no aureate
Sunrise awakened earth's Magnificant,
Save at the marge where, rimmed with duller pines,
Dun earth mixed with black heaven, there unsealed
A red eye glowing through that furtive field,
As if the bloodhound of Eternity
Tracked the thief Time. Remorseless rain
Beat down, pale piteous monotony,
Upon the inexplorable plain.

A gnome that staggers under the grim load
Set on his back by God,
Might pity our weak jolting as we moved
Hopelessly, yet inevitably, on,
Under who knows what senseless goad,
Unlovable as unloved,
Towards the evasive horizon
That mocked us without laughter, wrapped
In its own cynic sleep,
Careless of the vitalities it trapped,
Not sanguine from the blood it lapped,
Not living from the life it sapped,
But in eternal gloom,
Its own soul's tomb.
This was the sombre way we went --
Not eloquent of death, since death is change,
But of some tideless ocean sad and strange
Beneath a mute, immobile firmament,
The sun himself struck silent at the nod
Of some more awful God. [5]
We were so far from the one city we sought
That we had never hoped; and so despair
Never built bastions against the thought
That we might -- in some ultimate -- be there.
Sunset and dawn were but the same red eye,
The first behind us and the last before,
Nor was the night more leaden than the day,
Since -- to see less no worse than to see more,
Sight's limit being that monotony
Of grievous green and grey!

Wonder could no more touch the soul. The dawn
Broke as it peers had broken -- when we found
Ourselves in an enchanted ground
Where all the plain was suddenly withdrawn,
And we were in the midst of alien races
And monstrous market places
Where no man marked us. An armed man stood out
From the bright-coloured rabble: he was black
From head to foot, save for the peacock's plumes
That were his crest -- then was this wonderland
Storied Baghdad or silken Samarcand?
Kashgar the envied? Yarkand the yak's mart?
Himis of holy men beyond utmost wrack
Of Himalaya? Pride of Jhelum's strand,
Srinagar, happiest hope of every heart?
Oh! but the warrior signed for us to loose
Our shoes, for that the ground whereon we trod
Was holy already from profaner use,
Being the outskirts of the City of God.


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Re: Uplifting poems about death? [Re: theocean06]
    #3626019 - 01/14/05 12:48 AM (11 years, 10 months ago)

Don't know if this is what you are looking for...but here it is.

I Am Free

Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free
I am following the path that God laid for me.
I took his hand when I heard him call,
I turned my back and left it all.
I could not stay another day, to laugh,
to love, to work or play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way,
I found that peace at the close of the day.
If my parting has left a void,
then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss,
Ah, those things I too will miss.
Be not burdened with time of sorrow,
I wish for you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life's been full, I savored much,
Good friends, good times, a loved one's touch.
Perhaps my time seemed all too brief,
Don't lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your heart and share with me,
God wanted me now, He set me free!

(Author unknown)


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Re: Uplifting poems about death? [Re: Rono] * 1
    #3626039 - 01/14/05 12:52 AM (11 years, 10 months ago)

Here you go - "Thanatopsis" By William Cullen Bryant

To him who in the love of Nature holds
Communion with her visible forms, she speaks
A various language; for his gayer hours
She has a voice of gladness, and a smile
And eloquence of beauty, and she glides
Into his darker musings, with a mild
And healing sympathy, that steals away
Their sharpness, ere he is aware. When thoughts
Of the last bitter hour come like a blight
Over thy spirit, and sad images
Of the stern agony, and shroud, and pall,
And breathless darkness, and the narrow house,
Make thee to shudder, and grow sick at heart;--
Go forth, under the open sky, and list
To Nature's teachings, while from all around--
Earth and her waters, and the depths of air--
Comes a still voice--Yet a few days, and thee
The all-beholding sun shall see no more
In all his course; nor yet in the cold ground,
Where thy pale form was laid, with many tears,
Nor in the embrace of ocean, shall exist
Thy image. Earth, that nourished thee, shall claim
Thy growth, to be resolved to earth again,
And, lost each human trace, surrendering up
Thine individual being, shalt thou go
To mix for ever with the elements,
To be a brother to the insensible rock
And to the sluggish clod, which the rude swain
Turns with his share, and treads upon. The oak
Shall send his roots abroad, and pierce thy mould.

Yet not to thine eternal resting-place
Shalt thou retire alone, nor couldst thou wish
Couch more magnificient. Thou shalt lie down
With patriarchs of the infant world--with kings,
The powerful of the earth--the wise, the good
Fair forms, and hoary seers of ages past,
All in one mighty sepulchre. The hills
Rock-ribbed and ancient as the sun,--the vales
Stretching in pensive quietness between;
The venerable woods--rivers that move
In majesty, and the complaining brooks
That make the meadow green; and, poured round all,
Old Ocean's gray and melancholy waste,--
Are but the solemn decorations all
Of the great tomb of man. The golden sun,
The planets, all the infinite host of heaven,
Are shining on the sad abodes of death,
Through the still lapse of ages. All that tread
The globe are but a handful to the tribes
That slumber in its bosom.--Take the wings
Of morning, pierce the Barcan wilderness,
Or lose thyself in the continuous woods
Where rolls the Oregon, and hears no sound,
Save his own dashings--yet the dead are there:
And millions in those solitudes, since first
The flight of years began, have laid them down
In their last sleep--the dead reign there alone.
So shalt thou rest, and what if thou withdraw
In silence from the living, and no friend
Take note of thy departure? All that breathe
Will share thy destiny. The gay will laugh
When thou art gone, the solemn brood of care
Plod on, and each one as before will chase
His favorite phantom; yet all these shall leave
Their mirth and their employments, and shall come
And make their bed with thee. As the long train
Of ages glide away, the sons of men,
The youth in life's green spring, and he who goes
In the full strength of years, matron and maid,
The speechless babe, and the gray-headed man--
Shall one by one be gathered to thy side
By those, who in their turn shall follow them.

So live, and when thy summons comes to join
The innumerable caravan, which moves
To that mysterious realm, where each shall take
His chamber in the silent halls of death,
Thou go not, like a quarry-slave at night,
Scourged to his dungeon, but, sustained and soothed
By an unfaltering trust, approach thy grave,
Like one who wraps the drapery of his couch
About him, and lies down to pleasant dreams.




-Sorry its kinda long, but its my favorite poem about death.


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Re: Uplifting poems about death? [Re: Ravus]
    #3626048 - 01/14/05 12:54 AM (11 years, 10 months ago)

The City of God is actually much longer, my signature is the last two lines of it. Crowley was a good poet :thumbup:


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Re: Uplifting poems about death? [Re: Ravus]
    #3626285 - 01/14/05 01:44 AM (11 years, 10 months ago)

buddhist meditations on death.


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Re: Uplifting poems about death? [Re: twonewtz]
    #3626298 - 01/14/05 01:46 AM (11 years, 10 months ago)

read'em and be'em


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Re: Uplifting poems about death? [Re: theocean06]
    #22130637 - 08/23/15 02:09 PM (1 year, 3 months ago)

Life is like a skateboard ride it has its ups, It has its down, sometimes it is a little ruff, It holds its tricks and the rider chooses the line he will ride, It slides it grinds and kickturns and jumps your bearings come will gradually come to a stop from physics and gravity comes to an end.


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Re: Uplifting poems about death? [Re: donald3322] * 1
    #22130643 - 08/23/15 02:10 PM (1 year, 3 months ago)

Roses are red violets are blue you're gonna die and there's no afterlife.


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Re: Uplifting poems about death? [Re: pfxtc]
    #22130763 - 08/23/15 02:36 PM (1 year, 3 months ago)

Death, death the musical fruit... thats all ive got so far.


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Re: Uplifting poems about death? [Re: jahrastafareye]
    #22131264 - 08/23/15 05:02 PM (1 year, 3 months ago)

how about some poems about "revive" donald3322 ?
like reviving 10 year old and dead threads, see lot of meaning in it :lmafo:


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Re: Uplifting poems about death? [Re: psilocybist]
    #22131371 - 08/23/15 05:30 PM (1 year, 3 months ago)

Quote:

"Thanatopsis" By William Cullen Bryant




^ excellent choice.

and we can't be without

HAMLET: To be, or not to be--that is the question:
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles
And by opposing end them. To die, to sleep--
No more--and by a sleep to say we end
The heartache, and the thousand natural shocks
That flesh is heir to. 'Tis a consummation
Devoutly to be wished. To die, to sleep--
To sleep--perchance to dream: ay, there's the rub,
For in that sleep of death what dreams may come
When we have shuffled off this mortal coil,
Must give us pause. There's the respect
That makes calamity of so long life.
For who would bear the whips and scorns of time,
Th' oppressor's wrong, the proud man's contumely
The pangs of despised love, the law's delay,
The insolence of office, and the spurns
That patient merit of th' unworthy takes,
When he himself might his quietus make
With a bare bodkin? Who would fardels bear,
To grunt and sweat under a weary life,
But that the dread of something after death,
The undiscovered country, from whose bourn
No traveller returns, puzzles the will,
And makes us rather bear those ills we have
Than fly to others that we know not of?
Thus conscience does make cowards of us all,
And thus the native hue of resolution
Is sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought,
And enterprise of great pitch and moment
With this regard their currents turn awry
And lose the name of action. -- Soft you now,
The fair Ophelia! -- Nymph, in thy orisons
Be all my sins remembered.


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Re: Uplifting poems about death? [Re: Shroom_Herder]
    #22131378 - 08/23/15 05:31 PM (1 year, 3 months ago)

Quote:

Shroom_Herder said:
Ehh... fucking Emos...



ugh, fucking just like no-brain having dolts, god, i hate them.


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Re: Uplifting poems about death? [Re: psilocybist] * 1
    #22131861 - 08/23/15 07:04 PM (1 year, 3 months ago)

Ok, seems interesting.
here's my translation of one of Rumi's famous poems about death, really beautiful.
the texts inside brackets are my explanation,cause the poem is originally in Persian and needs some explanations so that the translation would be understandable for all, hopefully.
you can only read the GREEN text, which is the raw translation if my explanation are boring/childish/whatever.


[my] death day, when my coffin is carried by people [so that I'm being buried]
don't you assume that I'm in mourn because of this world. [this sentence is not a question]

no need to cry for me or saying "if only...", "if only..." [like if only he could live one more day among us...]
[cause] what deserves the real mourning is you [as human beings] being trapped in this world's traps/temptations.

when you see my body [corpse], no need to say "oh goodbye... goodbye..."
[cause] my visit [of my beloved] and my merging [into other holy world] happens just that time.

when you are [actually] burying me in my grave, don't cry "god be with you..."
cause grave is just a door [membrane holding us from] to the world of fairies [angel beings].

by seeing [my] down-going [getting to grave], see the up-lifing too [simultaneously].
what's bad about sun and moon setting and rising again ? [Rumi says dying is like sunset, sure there's a sunrise with it]

It seems like a sundown to you [who are not dead], while actually it's a sunrise
when you [your body] touch the stones in grave, that's when you are in redemption. [soul is free finally]

which seed fell under soil and didn't grow ? [tries to say all seeds who get in soil grow again]
[so] why you're doubtful about your own seed ? [assures there's a spirituality after death, like a regrowth]

which bucket went down in a well and came up empty ? [the way ancient people extracted water from wells, using a bucket]
[death being a water well dig by the beloved one (God)] so why do you mourn about this well then ?

when your mouth get silenced in this side, [material world] you start to talk in other side [spiritual world]
cause your [real] voice and speeches happens in [that] Laamakaan [means Spaceless or Unknown-place] world.


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Re: Uplifting poems about death? [Re: theocean06]
    #22131936 - 08/23/15 07:17 PM (1 year, 3 months ago)

Life sucks
Then you die
Then you get reincarnated as a vacuum cleaner and you suck
It's all a cycle, man


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Re: Uplifting poems about death? [Re: ShroomerInTheRye]
    #22131982 - 08/23/15 07:28 PM (1 year, 3 months ago)

Quote:

ShroomerInTheRye said:
Life sucks
Then you die
Then you get reincarnated as a vacuum cleaner and you suck
It's all a cycle, man




or you get reincarnated as your mom and blow
zing


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Young male going by the name "Bassfreak" entered Worcester General complaining of a sharp pain in his buttock region after attending EDM event. Attending physician considered a possible diagnosis of acute rave anus, but upon further investigation it was determined there was nothing cute about patient's anus.

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Re: Uplifting poems about death? [Re: ShroomerInTheRye]
    #22131986 - 08/23/15 07:28 PM (1 year, 3 months ago)

Yo Yo, everyone listen up cause it's my death day
I have sat here and played and played in every each way
Now it's a new day, and I'm ready to go yea that you do know
I can go over there, live out that, be right back, piledrive the stack

Death is a door, a way that brings more and more and more
It feels great to be washed up on a shore, to go to bed and snore
Waking up fulfilled, a dreamworld with thrills
Chilling, hanging, the speakers at that show were banging

A new way to die, a brand new live, and go seek
Add up your points and press play
I'll leave you with that to say
Hear you on the flipside of life


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