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(Instructor of poetry, Hagerstown, MD)

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.Grief Is

Grief is a many varied thing
And variously is caused.
Grief cannot be but second place
Preceded by a love.
We do not grieve except that we
Have lost that once fond of.

Submitted: Wednesday, October 03, 2012
Edited: Thursday, October 04, 2012


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  • Daniel Brick (3/19/2014 9:20:00 PM)

    The theme of this poem is so well compressed in the well-chosen words that any comment will just elucidate the obvious. But I do admire your craft. It takes careful phrasing and a keen discipline to hone a poem so completely that every word counts and no word is superfluous. I tip my ubiquitous fedora to your artistry!

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  • Beauteous Victory (1/10/2014 6:04:00 AM)

    What an emotionally powerful poem! Thanks!

  • Kanav Justa (12/17/2013 1:33:00 AM)

    , , , , lies a deep meaning in your poem, , , nicely penned, , ,

  • Roseann Shawiak (10/21/2013 11:21:00 PM)

    Thank you Adeline for the lovely comments you wrote. Totally appreciate them.
    We do write about the difficult times in life, don't we? Maybe because they are the
    most precious to us and their loss affects us so deeply. Beautiful poem Adeline,
    thank you for sharing with me. RoseAnn

  • Patricia Grantham (7/14/2013 7:36:00 PM)

    We have loved and now we grieve when we have lost. Our
    grief is a means of expressing our loss. By this emotional
    act we allow ourselves to heal and recover. Grief is the door
    to healing. Very thoughtful write.

  • Ruth Walters (6/11/2013 4:43:00 PM)

    to love, to lose, to grieve.....that sweet and painful journey

  • Gayleen Boren (6/9/2013 10:01:00 PM)

    Enjoyed your poem well wriiten and to the point! ...thank you!

  • Owain Glyn (3/2/2013 2:41:00 PM)

    Simple, but profound.

  • Prasanna Kumari (11/26/2012 5:28:00 AM)

    short and sweet with good thought...

  • Cynthia Buhain-baello (11/15/2012 8:39:00 PM)

    Brief but truly meaningful and touching. The cut at the end lines was very effective, leaving the reader to ponder upon the thought. Brilliant!

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