Such creative write, sad, heartfelt and enchanting at the same time. You created astonishing atmosphere which perfectly matches the topic of the poem. I like your choice of words throughout the piece, so beautiful and intricate.
The repetition added great effect to the flow and storyline within the poem. Overall, I wish it was longer, because you pulled me in deeply from the first stanza, and I could clearly imagine every line as it unfolded.
- Come troubadours! Come balladeers!
Entice wood thrush, robin, wren
Play sweet notes of requiems
As funeral dirges begin-
My favorite stanza. It's truly powerful, and to me, the poem culminates here, with the most emotional and effective part of it.
I like how the piece offered sensations for all senses- flowers in the first and the last stanza, birds in the second one, vividness of the imagery...