“My Mother at Sixty-Six” describes how a speaker leaves her aging mother. This poem taps on the themes of death, aging, and relationship.
Jayanta Mahapatra’s “Dawn at Puri” is closer to the essence of Puri, located in Odisha. It taps on the themes of life, death, suffering, and eternity.
Sherman Alexie’s “Grief Calls Us to the Things of This World” is a poem about a son’s forgetfulness about his father’s recent death.
“A Brave and Startling Truth” is Maya Angelou’s second public poem recited at the 50th commemoration anniversary of the United Nations observed, in June 1995.
Kim Addonizio’s poem “For Desire” nudges our hearts and asks whether we would open the gate to embrace physicality to the next level.
Kim Addonizio’s “First Poem for You” is about the permanence of love. It explores how intimacy acts as a window to the soul.