Monday, May 31, 2010


 This, from Word of the Day. 
Threnody: a poem, speech, or song of lamentation, esp. for the dead.

Plenty of that here, and appropriate for those who remember a lost family member who served in the armed forces. You can find Ralph Waldo Emerson's famous threnody for his son, who died at five from Scarlet fever here and an explanation of his words here.

Wishing peace upon this earth, this Memorial Day.


  1. Thank you so much for posting this.
    It makes me feel I too need to pen a threnody, but feel my words are too feeble.
    Peace to you too. xo

  2. Ah, Janis. Write a thenody; your words could hardly be feeble given your great love! Write it for you and the one you love.