One of the most notable poems about losing a father is "Do not go gentle into that good night," written by Dylan Thomas. Others include "To Alexander Graham" composed by William Sydney Graham and "The Gift" written by Li-Young Lee. These poems express mourning over the loss of a father.
In Thomas' "Do not go gentle into that good night," a distraught son begs his dying father to fight against impending death. This poem has been featured in films and even sporting events.
Graham's "To Alexander Graham" describes meeting his father in a dream, but his father is unable to reply to Graham's questions. In "The Gift," Li-Young recalls a childhood memory of his father while nursing a splinter found in his wife's finger.