Elegy : Elegy Definition:
“a melancholy poem that laments its subject’s death but ends in consolation” from the Poetry Foundation online
Often, the elegy has a dedication to someone
Example Elegy : Example Elegy Elegy on Toy Piano (EXCERPT from www.poetryfoundation.org)
by Dean Young
For Kenneth Koch
You don't need a pony
to connect you to the unseeable
or an airplane to connect you to the sky.
Necessary it is to love to live
and there are many manuals
but in all important ways
one is on one's own.
You need not cut off your hand.
No need to eat a bouquet.
Your head becomes a peach pit.
Your tongue a honeycomb.
Necessary it is to live to love,
to charge into the burning tower
then charge back out
and necessary it is to die.
Even for the trees, even for the pony
connecting you to what can't be grasped.