The Art of Losing: Poems of Grief and Healing by Kevin YoungPoetry serves a unique role in our lives, distilling human experience and emotion down to truths as potent as they are brief. There are two times most people turn to it: for love and loss. The Art of Losing will be the first anthology of its kind, delivering poetry with a purpose. Editor Kevin Young has introduced and selected 150 devastatingly beautiful poems that embrace the pain and heartbreak of mourning. Divided into five sections (Reckoning, Remembrance, Rituals, Recovery, and Redemption), with poems by some of our most beloved poets as well as the best of the current generation of poets, The Art of Losing is the ideal a gift for a loved one in a time of need and for use by ministers, rabbis, and palliative care workers who tend to those who are experiencing loss.
Among the poets included: Elizabeth Alexander, W.H. Auden, Amy Clampitt, Billy Collins, Emily Dickinson, Louise Gluck, Ted Hughes, Galway Kinnell, Kenneth Koch, Philip Larkin, Li-Young Lee, Philip Levine, Marianne Moore, Sharon Olds Mary Oliver, Robert Pinsky, Adrienne Rich, Theodore Roethke, Anne Sexton, Wallace Stevens, Dylan Thomas, Derek Walcott, and James Wright.
Funeral Poem For Dad- Losing A Father
Poems in Memory of a Dad
A memorial poem can also be included in the funeral program. Or, a single poem or funeral verse can be used to set a theme for the service. For more ideas, download our book, Planning a Celebration of Life. You being there for Mom and us through good and bad times, no matter what. God took the strength of a mountain, The majesty of a tree, The warmth of a summer sun, The calm of a quiet sea, The generous soul of nature, The comforting arm of night, The wisdom of the ages, The power of the eagles flight, The joy of a morning spring, The faith of a mustard seed, The patience of eternity, The depth of a family need, Then God combined these qualities, when there was nothing more to add, He knew His masterpiece was complete, and so, He called it DAD. Not how did he die, but how did he live?
The following is a selection of funeral poems for fathers. Some of these poems express your feelings toward your father, others may possibly express a life lesson that your dad taught you, or a mantra that he lived his life by. The best funeral poems for fathers are brief, easy to understand, and positive. If you are going to read the poem aloud, be sure to practice it. Speak slowly. Do not rush it. This funeral poem for a father reminds us that we will be together again, someday.
The death of someone close to us leave us shocked with grief. We cannot understand how one minute this person was here and the next they are gone. The truth is that those we love are never truly gone.
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2. Song for Dad
Losing a father or parent may be one of life's most difficult experiences. Sometimes a poem for a dad who passed away can make the task of eulogizing a beloved father just a little bit easier. The loss of a dad is especially poignant when it happens while a child is still young. Even after the initial grief subsides, the loss is still felt through every passing year. There are so many questions That I need answers to, But now that you're gone There's no way to ask you. But there are still photos To remember you by, Each time I look at them, I still want to cry.