When Death Comes
Poems About Death
Mary Oliver

When Death Comes - Poems About Death

When death comes
like the hungry bear in autumn;
when death comes and takes all the bright coins from his purse

to buy me, and snaps the purse shut;
when death comes
like the measle-pox

when death comes
like an iceberg between the shoulder blades,

I want to step through the door full of curiosity, wondering:
what is it going to be like, that cottage of darkness?

And therefore I look upon everything
as a brotherhood and a sisterhood,
and I look upon time as no more than an idea,
and I consider eternity as another possibility,

and I think of each life as a flower, as common
as a field daisy, and as singular,

and each name a comfortable music in the mouth,
tending, as all music does, toward silence,

and each body a lion of courage, and something
precious to the earth.

When it's over, I want to say all my life
I was a bride married to amazement.
I was the bridegroom, taking the world into my arms.

When it's over, I don't want to wonder
if I have made of my life something particular, and real.

I don't want to find myself sighing and frightened,
or full of argument.

I don't want to end up simply having visited this world.
- Poem About Death by Mary Oliver


We cannot banish dangers,
but we can banish fears.
We must not demean life by
standing in awe of death.
- David Sarnoff

Poems About Death
Index


ROMANTIC
LOVE SECRETS

Find the Best of Love,
Passion, and Romance

When Death Comes - Poems About Death



The Death Bed Poems About Death Poem by by Thomas Hood| Death Be Not Proud Poems About Death by John Donne| Beauty of Death The Calling, The Ascending, and The Remains by Kahlil Gibran| The Death Of The Hired Man by Robert Frost| Nothing But Death Poems About Death by Pablo Neruda| Whispers Of Heavenly Death Poems by Walt Whitman| Death Leaves Us Homesick Emily Dickinson| It Was Not Death Poems by Emily Dickinson| Til Death Do Us Part Love And Marriage Poems| Death Of An Innocent Poems on Death| A Death-Bed Rudyard Kipling| The Test Of Love Is Death Emily Dickinson| Because I Could Not Stop For Death Poems About Death by Emily Dickinson| When Death Comes Mary Oliver| Death Poems About Death by George Herbert| Quotes About Death| The Day I Died Drinking and Driving| A Dying Tiger Moaned For Drink Poems on Death by Emily Dickinson| Death Sets A Thing Of Significant Poems by Emily Dickinson| When Tomorrow Starts Without Me Beautiful Poem On Death| Death Poems About Death by Emily Bronte| A Death-Scene Poems About Death by Emily Bronte| A Thought For A Lonely Death-Bed Elizabeth Barrett Browning| Death by Gun Control Gun Control Kills The Innocent| Kahlil Gibran Writings On Death| Death Penalty - Legal Murder| Death: The Gate To Eternity| A Poet's Death Is His Life by Kahlil Gibran| Taps Bugle Call For Military Funerals| Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier Arlinton National Cemetery| Eulogy For A Veteran| I Am A Dog Who WouldHave Died If Not For You The Meaning Of Rescue| Pets Death Real Life Stories| How Did You Die? Questions About Death| To A Lady On The Death Of Her Husband Death Poems by Phillis Wheatley| The Dead Man Walking Poems About Death Poem by Thomas Hardy| Departed To The Judgment Poem by Emily Dickinson| I Want To Die In My Own Bed Poem by Yehuda Amichai| Treat Me Kindly A Dog's Death Plea| A Dog Has Died Poem by Pablo Neruda| To One In Paradise Poem by Edgar Allan Poe| To One In Paradise Poem by W. H. Auden| Bereavement Poem by Percy Bysshe Shelley| On A Dead Violet Poem by Percy Bysshe Shelley| Poems About Death Poem by Percy Bysshe Shelley|