Poetry About Old Age

Poetry About Old Age (no order or links (yet)/a list in progress)

“Autumn Day,” Rilke
“Beautiful Old Age,” Laurence
“In Praise of Darkness,” Borges
“Cezanne’s Seclusion,” Dobys
“Continuing to Live,” Larkin
“A Friend’s Umbrella,” Raab
“Foreseeing,” Bryan
“Gravy,” Carver
“He Gets Around to Answering the Old Questions,” Williams
“I Had Thought the Tumors…,” Paley
“I Worried,” Oliver
“The Flat is Quiet as Paper,” Mandelstam
“Meditation on Ruin,” Hopler
“New Year Resolve,” Sarton
“Now I Become Myself,” Sarton
“Leavings VII,” Berry
“The Buddha’s Last Instruction,” Oliver
“Terminus,” Emerson
“Ulysses,” Tennyson
“Om A Fly Drinking Out of His Cup,” Oldys
“The Ideal,” Fenton
“The Little Old Women,” Baudelaire
“The Oven Bird,” Frost
“The Way It Is,” Stafford
Sonnet LXXIII, Shakespeare
“What a Wonder I Was…” Berry
“Wild Before Winter,” Linney
“The Woodcutter Changes His Mind,” Budbill
“Aubade,” Larkin
“The Winter Palace,” Larkin
“Funeral Blues,” Auden
“Black March,” Smith
“Lullaby,” Auden
“I Look Into the Glass,” Hardy
“The Face in the Mirror,” Graves
“An Old Man’s Winter Night,” Frost
“When First My Way to Fair I Took,” Housman
“He Never Expected Much,” Hardy
“Provide, Provide,” Frost
“Lebenswsishietspielereri,” Stevens
“Crossing the Bar,” Tennyson
“Halycon Days,” Whitman
“The Plain Sense of Things,” Stevens
“A Prayer for Old Age,” Yeats
“Politics,” Yeats
“Moonlight,” Teasdale
“You Are Old, Father William, (Advice from a Caterpillar),” Carroll
“Little Gidding,” Eliot
“Her Vision in the Wood,” Yeats
“Reverse Living,” Glass
“Satirical Elegy,” Swift
“Art of Losing,” Bishop

“Vacillation,”  Yeats

“Sailing to Byzantium,” Yeats

“Ulysses,”  Tennyson

“John Anderson, My Jo,” Burns

“So We’ll Go No More A-Roving,” Byron

“The Ideal,” James Fenton

“Old Florist,” Theodore Roethke

“Back Porch,” Jay Leeming

“Erasures,” Sharon Bryan

“Ham and Cheese on Rye,” Gary Busha

“Walking at Night,” Louise Gluck

“Gold Leaves,” G. K. Chesterton

“An Old-Fashioned Song,” John Hollander

“In A Glass of Cider,” Robert Frost

“Ancient Stairway,” Denise Levertov

Sonnet – “What my lips have kissed” – Edna St. Vincent Millay

“Advice to the Old (Including Myself)” – Kay Boyle

“Jenny Kissed Me” – Leight Hunt

“Grace,” William Meredith

“There is No Going Back,”  Wendell Berry

“A Song of a Young Lady to Her Ancient Lover,” John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester

“The Old Fools,” Philip Larkin

“All That Is Gold Does Not Glitter,” J.R.R. Tolkien

“Boaz Asleep”, Victor Hugo

“A New Province,” Czeslaw Milosz