"In Memory of a Child" by Vachel Lindsey, ���Sylvia's Death��� by Anne Sexton and ���In Memory of M.B.��� by Anna Akhmatova are famous poems written in memory of loved ones. Memorial poems express a wide range of styles and moods, from happy remembrances to ponderings on the reality of loss.Continue Reading
"In Memory of a Child" by Vachel Lindsey is a five-stanza lyrical poem lamenting the death of a child. Lindsey, the first American poet invited to lecture at England's Oxford University, offers a poem that conveys both grief and faith.
Anne Sexton's ���Sylvia's Death��� was originally published in the January 1964 issue of Poetry Magazine. The poem, written in response to the suicide of a dear friend, reads as if written directly to its subject and is filled with sentimentality and melancholy.
���In Memory of M. B.��� by Anna Akhmatova is a free verse poem that ponders the depth of the poet���s relationship with a loved one who has died. Akhmatova was a famous 20th century Russian poet.Learn more about Poetry