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The Irish Wake

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The Irish Wake Poem Verses

Let us gather, hearts entwined,
To celebrate a life, a love divine,
Our dear one, a soul so bright,
A testament to love, and life's sweet flight.

We'll share our memories, laugh and cry,
Recount the moments, days gone by,
Your spirit lingers, a gentle breeze,
The Irish wake, forever at ease.

With joy and sorrow, we'll raise our voice,
In honor of the life, that was your choice,
Our dear one, a love so true,
A celebration of life, in skies so blue.

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About the poem

This poem is about gathering to remember and celebrate the life of a loved one who has passed away. It emphasizes the shared experiences, the laughter and tears, that marked their life. It reflects on the continuing presence of the departed in the form of a gentle, comforting spirit and the collective decision to honor their life and choices.

The Structure of Poem

This poem consists of four stanzas with four lines each. The structure of each stanza is consistent, following a ABAB rhyme scheme. The poem begins and ends with the same two lines, creating a sense of circularity and closure. The tone of the poem is celebratory and reflects on the life of someone who was dearly loved, with a focus on the memories and legacy they left behind.

Best Quote from The Irish Wake Poem

This is a quote from the poem The Irish Wake
"Your spirit lingers, a gentle breeze, The Irish wake, forever at ease."
This line from the poem beautifully communicates the comforting presence of the deceased's spirit, likening it to a gentle breeze. It also references the Irish wake, capturing the spirit of the poem and the tradition of balancing mourning with celebration. This quote can offer comfort to those grieving, suggesting the enduring, calming presence of the loved one.

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