Day 20 ~ An Elegy for Yesterday
Happy poetry? can it happen. Well if you are me, probably not, but I hear they are possible. So today I want you to have fun with an Elegy Poem. Yes the Elegy poem, originating with those crazy Greeks, is one that deals with loss but we are going to write about the things you lose all the time. . .keys, socks, your mind, yesterday, time, pens, etc.
This poem must cover the three following areas: First the lament, where the speaker expresses grief and sorrow, second praise/admiration of the dead/loss, and the final and thirdly is consolation and peace with the death/loss.
If you want to read the original intent of a Eulogy poem there is always A.E. Houseman
To an Athlete Dying Young
Source: The Norton Anthology of Poetry Third Edition (1983)