The Poetry of Death

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By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Poetry is a fascinating use of language. With almost a million words at its command it is not surprising that these Isles have produced some of the most beautiful, moving and descriptive verse through the centuries. In this volume we look at Death, the end of mortality. Through the eyes and minds of our most gifted poets the emotions of this subject are distilled to bring you a unique poetic guide. It is a subject that few of us talk about, but many think about and more than a few of us dread. Whether it is the actual end of our life's journey or merely a transit point to Heavenly glory its actual point of impact is, obviously, life changing. But what do poets think of it? How do their minds tangle with the subject and make sense of this? That's what we thought too. Poets as rich and diverse as Percy Bysshe Shelley, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Thomas Hood, Emily Brontë, Edgar Allan Poe, Thomas hardy, Daniel Sheehan and Kahil Gilbran here share their words, thoughts and visions with us. Death is unavoidable but the journey there should be as informed and enjoyable as possible.

Many of the poems are also available as an audiobook from our sister company Portable Poetry. The full volume can be purchased from iTunes, Amazon and other digital stores. Among the readers are Gideon Wagner and Ghizela Rowe.

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