Many poems about the encompassing grief of having lost one's mother exist, including "She is Gone" by David Harkins and "On Receipt of My Mother's Picture" by William Cowper. Other poems about memories of deceased mothers, such as "In Memory of My Mother" by Mary Estelle, are common.
As of 2015, poems and short quotes written about the passing of a mother are found on many websites, including TheFuneralSite.com, NextGenMemorials.com and ElegantMemorials.com. These sites also provide other poems about grief in general, offering readers the opportunity to find poetry that expresses their own feelings more accurately. Many of these poems are appropriate for reading during eulogies, printing in funeral programs or on memorial prayer cards.