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Below are the best poems we could find on Grief and poetry.

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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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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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Jerez at Easter

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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For the Sake of Strangers

The kindness of others can save us.

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