A selection of tragic love poems which speaks eloquently of the emotion turmoil that surrounds the break up of a relationship through the death of a partner. It's said that time heals all, but for many people the ending of a relationship through bereavement is the start of a painful journey during which they have to rediscover themselves and come to terms with their loss. Paul's poems of love and loss offer consolation and hope to the love-torn and, although they may prove painful reading for the recently bereft.
A heartfelt and moving poem in which the speaker offers reassurance to his beloved that their love will extend to a celestial existence.
A heart rending poem in which a widower contemplates his wife's mortal remains and the feelings of loss and bewilderment they provoke.
The unbearable suffering experienced by someone who has lost a loved one is physical as well as emotional.
Devastated by the death of their partner, the protagonist feels completely abandoned and dreams only of his own death when the couple can be reunited.
In The First Light of Dawn is an love poem which explores the emotional landscape following the loss of a loved one.
A tear-jerking tale in which we witness a woman crumble both physically and emotionally on hearing of the death of her much loved husband.
A heartening poem in which a recently departed spouse exhorts the surviving partner to celebrate the life that the couple had shared, rather than grieving for their loss.
A deathbed scene in which the protagonist looks backward at a life of happiness together and forward towards the great abyss.
Is this the sound of heaven? The poem's protagonist embarks on a celestial journey.
A heart-rending poem about the devastation which results when a wife and mother being killed by a drunk driver, leaving a family to grieve.
Love and death are intertwined in this grim tale.
After the death of a much-loved spouse, the surviving partner faces up to the prospect of having to carry on with life alone.
The surviving partner stares heavenwards hoping to catch a glimpse of their lost love.
A surprisingly positive poem in which the bereaved narrator looks back at a lifetime of happiness with the one he loved and forward to the time when they will once again be reunited.
The survivor of a long, loving relationship is eaten away by guilt and all too ready to cast blame.
The rejection experienced by an ardent admirer has far reaching and tragic consequences.
A poem about love, death and spiritual permanence which is both heart-rending and inspirational.