Dead Poets and the Lugubrious Living

Dead Poets and the Lugubrious Living

Dead poets’ poems,

seen within the admiring eyes of the living.

The power of

sadness penned,

employing language, graceful

liquidity.  Poets who wept

their anguish upon

paper’s haven, suffering

laid out in words, using their fingers

as feet to take journeys of misfortune

and delight.

Deceased poets, once walking in another world,

held today in great regard 

by bootless extants.

Dead poets dotting the skies,

the seas, and the landscapes

of books,

filled long ago with universal messages

traveled across time, to speak to

the equally wistful living.

Linda Imbler

Linda Imbler has four published poetry collections and one hybrid Ebook of short fiction and poetry. Her newest collection, “That Fifth Element" is due out from Soma Publishing in early November. Her most recent publishing credits are at Ariel Chart, GloMag, Highland Park Poetry, Merak Magazine and Sparks of Calliope. She is a Kansas-based Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net Nominee. Examples of her work and links to all of her books can be found at


  1. This is quality that continues. I will check out your new book.

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