What Are Some Good Remembrance-Themed Poems?


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Some good remembrance-themed poems are "Remember" by Christina Georgina Rossetti and "A House I Once Knew" by Leo VanMeer. Another poem that remembers childhood is "Celebrating Childhood" by Adonis.

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Rossetti asks the reader to remember her when she is away. When the person is gone, others can't hold her hand or share daily experiences with her, Rossetti writes. Those left behind can forget her memory for a short time, the other writes, but they should not grieve because she doesn't want to leave a legacy of darkness and pain.

In "Celebrating Childhood," the author talks about experiencing madness as a child. Also, she remembers the air flying under her feet during her youth. Even so, Adonis writes that she suffered wounds as a child and these wounds shaped her character.

VanMeer talks about an old house in his poem "A House I Once Knew." The house has broken window panes, and at night, the howling wind enters into the house. The author says that the house is not just a house but also a home. He can picture the house in older days when it was "well-oiled." He regrets leaving the home and longs to return.

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