Thesaurus: dying (see also decease)

Habitats wither | orchids give up the ghost |
blue whales breathe their last | coral reefs perish |
polar bears are passing away | the Western black rhino is no more |
singing clouds of passenger pigeons departed |
Yangtze River dolphins have disappeared |
the three-tooth caddisfly is gone |
I look up from the page.
Above all the words for dying
we have scrawled in smoke and tar,
a blackbird is dropping notes of honey
as if nothing matters more
than this one song, this now.

Jane Pearn


If you have any thoughts on this poem, Jane Pearn would be pleased to hear them.