Despair/Suffering/Suicide Poems

These are poems of despair/pain/suffering/suicide….

     * from Scraps of Faith: 54 Poems of Lucius Furius:                   

Bobby   [my brother’s suicide]

Herr Generalfeldmarschall Rommel Takes Cyanide

Sickness and Art

Oh, Dad   [a dialog with my children]

Letter to Sophie  [Russian immigrant longing for homeland, lost love]

     *from A Poetry-Lover’s Guide to the World-Wide Web:

from Macbeth, Act 5, Scene 5  (“Tomorrow, and tomorrow,…)

“Richard Cory”  (Edwin Arlington Robinson)

The Dark That Was Is Here  (Eli Siegel)

“Daddy” (Sylvia Plath)

[Links to other, related kinds of poems:   heartfelt   death/grief   unrequited love   lost-loves former-loves ]