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Jerez at Easter

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Robert Bly uses comparison to discuss the duality of life, including life and death.

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After the Funeral

Bly describes a process of grieving encapsulated in poignant dreams.

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The Norwegian Grandson

A lyrical tableau of encapsulations of grief.

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After the Guest

This poem is a lovely portrayal of the slow process of healing after the death of a loved one--"it's no hungry ghost but simple cold."

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Rock Me, Mercy

Komunyakaa wrote this poem the day after the Sandy Hook tragedy as a way of offering healing and compassion.

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For the Sake of Strangers

The kindness of others can save us.

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I Have Daughters and I Have Sons

A series of numbered musing quatrains on life.

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Sunday Afternoon

A poem of quietness.

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Courting Forgetfulness

A reminder of the weight, the temptation, and the mercy of forgetfulness.

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Wanting Sumptuous Heavens

A musing on unique human discontentment amidst the natural world.

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The Ant

A poem celebrating the music and movement inherent in our existence.

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EXPLORE TOPIC

Grief