Adeline Foster

(Instructor of poetry, Hagerstown, MD)

.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! (Report) Reply

  • 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 (Report) Reply

  • 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. (Report) Reply

  • 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! (Report) Reply

  • Mark Walters (10/28/2012 7:39:00 PM)

    That was very well put. How can grieve without having first loved?
    Thanks,
    Mark Walters (Report) Reply

  • Wilson Khor Woo Han (10/13/2012 3:45:00 PM)

    A short piece, but the message and the feelings are well delivered.

    Indeed, there won't be any reason to grieve unless we have lost something dear to us in the first place. Loss and grief come hand in hand.

    Am still reading through your poetry. I will need to take some time to go through them one by one, but something tells me that this is going to be worth the journey.


    Wilson Khor W.H. @ Seymour Nightweaver (Report) Reply

  • Romeo Della Valle (10/7/2012 2:48:00 PM)

    Short but powerful! A very thought provoking write that clearly shows your talent! 10+++Thank you for sharing and keep it up! The World loves you! God Bless You! Romeo-New York City http: //www.romeodellavalle.com (Report) Reply

  • Payal Parande (10/6/2012 1:03:00 PM)

    very true and beautifully described by you....a brilliant piece indeed
    thank you for sharing mam
    love
    payal (Report) Reply

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