The Funeral

The song that floats in,
The murmurs that trickle in,
The sighs of letting go ~
Are all tear-stained elegies…

There’s a funeral taking place
In the dark red chambers
Of my little heart…

The funeral of a question
That I was dying to ask you;

“What was it, dear?” you ask now.

It’s no more, sweetheart…
Let’s mourn for the undiscovered;

The intangible coffin is lifted
Gently by tangible repressions
Of bygone needs…

The calls that echo and die,
The songs that miss a line,
The tears that do not fall ~
Are all rituals in the funeral…

– October 5th, 2013
© Sana Rose 2013

4 thoughts on “The Funeral

  1. Louis Kasatkin

    In her latest post,” The Funeral ” the author addresses the subject matter adroitly and serves up a relationship poem which may be likened to a velvet glove ,albeit one concealing an iron fist.
    Style,panache and concision are all,as expected ,in evidence; what the Reader anticipates is the utilisation of these qualities to address perhaps more expansive and challenging subjects.

  2. Louis Kasatkin

    Destiny Poets’ International Community of Poets ( ICOP ) are pleased to announce that for October 2013 , the following works have been chosen in the categories of Poem of the Month and Highly Commended . **** Poem of the Month..****…”Kunjumon” by Reena Prasad…..In the Category of *** Highly Commended *** ( tabulated alphabetically ) are the following……*”A Dog called Scotch” by Rahul Aithal*…*”An Evening Sonnet” by Safdar Bhatti*…*”Glassy Turf” by Gopal Lahiri*…*”Life” by Sarita Jenamani*…*”My Soul Song” by Joanne Gallagher*…*”October Feast” by Iulia Gherghei*…*”Oh My Poem” by Maaya Nair*…*”Plastic Bottle” by Srishti Sharma*…*”Remember Me” by Gina McKnight*…*”Simple Simon” by Maria Ni Mhurchu*…*”The Funeral” by Sana Rose*…*”To my Teacher,with love” by Geetha Ravindran*…..**The ICOP Poetry Critic (Bi-Monthly) for September/October is Rashmi Malapur **

  3. Sana Rose

    It’s a surprise to myself that I missed your comments on this poem including the ICOP listing. Apologies for the delay but thank you so much! And humbled by the honour again. 🙂


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