Tag Archives: elegies

Mourning Lincoln, Mourning My Son

Whitman’s mourning of Lincoln in “When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d” also captures what it feels like to lose a child.

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No Calendar Except for this Bountiful Day

Derek Walcott’s elegy to his mother unexpectedly doubles as a Commencement poem.

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