Poetry

Memento Mori – Five Poems for Lent

Memento Mori Poems

Memento Mori, a reminder of our own impending death, is an important theme of Lent …

As we remember on Ash Wednesday, and throughout Lent, humanity goes from ashes to ashes, dust to dust.

We remember our mortality with five poems for Lent on the theme of memento mori … Including poems by Billy Collins, Mary Oliver, Mary Szybist, MORE

Seven Other Poems for Lent

The Summer Day
Mary Oliver

SNIPPET:

Doesn’t everything die at last, and too soon?
Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?

LISTEN to Mary Oliver read this poem…



 

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IMAGE CREDIT: Memento Mori “To This Favour”, oil on canvas painting by William Michael Harnett, 1879, Cleveland Museum of Art


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