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threnody

, threnode
an ode, song, or speech of lamentation, esp for the dead
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Here is its triumph over and above that of its threnodic saying of crisis, for here is an affirmation, via the meditation of relationship, of what threatened perhaps to dissolve into impertinence or irrelevance: poetry, its specifically relational power, a power that, stuttering and stammering, yet saves and gathers.
We get a sense of this in Shar: Hurricane Poem, a lyric and threnodic evocation of the destructive onrush that Hurricane Gilbert visited upon Jamaica on Monday, 12 September 1988.