Poems on Dying

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” I am dying, Egypt, dying; only
I here importune death awhile, until
Of many thousand kisses the poor last
I lay up thy lips”

- Shakespeare
From: Anthony and Cleopatra

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Death is not extinguishing the light;
it is putting out the lamp because the dawn has come.

- Rabindranath Tagore

 

Other Poems on Dying

 Short poems on death at Short Poems.org

Photo by: Richard (Oxford Botanical Gardens Jan)