Sunday, February 28, 2010

Gravely Poetic

 The other day, in conversation with roommates, the topic of favorite poems came up. My roommate, Hillary, pulled up the following picture as her favorite poem:

 She then proceeded to share her experience of visiting Hemingway's grave every fall and how perfectly the poem encapsulated.

I love this idea of poetic epitaphs. One of my favorite's is the words upon Keat's grave.
In searching poetic gravestones, I was delighted to stumble upon the website, Poets' Graves. Call me a nut job, but I think a roadtrip of famous cemetery's and grave sites would be awesome.

Have any favorite epitaphs to share?

1 comment:

Jérémy said...

I told you I was ill.

- Spike Milligan

Not the most poetic one of all time for sure but I think it's really fun :)

otherwise I really dig V.Woolf's

Against you I will fling myself unvanquished and unyielding, o death!