For those Who would Die Quiet and Serene

OK. We’re down to the wire, here, gang. The end is upon us. Damn, and I just started to blog. Well, if you’ve decided against going out with a bang on 5/21, i.e. if you’re not going to shoot up a truckload of heroin or shoot yourself or burn effigies with a sex cult, or burst your stomach eating Death By Chocolate, or even try to scream until you lose your voice and your mind: I’ve got just the thing for you.

Enter The Rapture with poetry.

Here are some poems to read while you’re being burned at the stake, to help make sense of the matter. Check back often–if I’m not yet in hell, I’ll post more. You got some good END POEMS? Send ’em along.

“Fire and Ice” by Robert Frost

Two poems by Vachel Lindsay

“The End of the World” by Archibald MacLeish

“The Prophet’s Lament at Spring Break” by Yours, Truly

“It’s the End of the World as We Know It” by berry buck mills stipe

“Dead Flag Blues” by Godspeed, You Black Emperor

“A Song on the End of the World” by Czeslaw Milosz

“The End of the World” by Dana Gioia

“The End of the World” by Miroslav Holub

“The Second Coming” by W. B. Yeats

“It’s the End of the World as We Know It” by berry buck mills stipe

“The Hollow Men” by T.S. Eliot

“There Will Come Soft Rain” by Sara Teasdale

“The Roller Coaster” by Yours, Truly

“The Powwow at the End of the World” by Sherman Alexie

“End of the World” by Erica Jong

“Ozymandias” by Percy Bysshe Shelley

“Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night” by Dylan Thomas

“Things I Didn’t Know I Loved” by Nazim Hikmet

“General Willam Booth Enters into Heaven” by Vachel Lindsay

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