Grief has taught me that loving is pretty similar to living: maybe, two lines in the same poem. Read these poems about grief to remember that death is part of the circle of life. That without an end, something couldn’t begin. And maybe circles don’t really have endings or beginnings, just continuations.
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“Where there is love, there is life.” – Mahatma Gandhi
4 Poems about Grief
1. We walk home, some of us make it there first.
Your death has left
a homesickness in me.
“Love is an engraved invitation to Grief.” — Sunshine O’Donnell
2. When in the dark, open a window. Let the moon speak.
“Your body is away from me
but there is a window open
from my heart to yours.
From this window, like the moon
I keep sending news secretly.”
3. Grief is still love – it is just… different.
maybe not love with
nowhere to go;
maybe love that
looks different than
what you thought you knew.
“Grief is isolating, but it never leaves you alone. In the moments we wake up crying, the car rides with tears streaming, grief is our companion. When everyone moves on, forgetting our loss, #grief remembers.” — Laura Coward
4. Grief is a conversation of hearts.
I have not heard your voice in years,
but my heart has conversations
with you every day.
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“There is no grief like the grief that does not speak.” — Henry Wordsworth
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Which of these poems did you need to read today?
Tell me in the comments. I read every single one, and I'd love to know.
P.S. Need more light today? See what else I've written about loss and possibility. You might find exactly what you need.