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March 21, 2014


WONDER-FULL site! Stoked to find it! In particular this page! I have been writing a book about the absence of language surrounding death, dying, and loss. Thank YOU so much for supplying such wonderful content!! WH Auden says it all for me in "Funeral Blues", an ill-titled poem, but one that breaks my heart and and fills my soul!

I can't thank you enough!


Thank you for this.

Tammi..I do no know why I am only getting to this wonderful article now. Anyway, I flowed right along with your every word, made notes from it in my pocket journal. Love writing grief poetry described as "the need to express from onself", "visceral and intense" and "the intention is not to bring comfort to anyone else." Oh yes. xoxox Pat Savage

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I left it
on when I
left the house
for the pleasure
of coming back
ten hours later
to the greatness
of Teddy Wilson
"After You've Gone"
on the piano
in the corner
of the bedroom
as I enter
in the dark

from New and Selected Poems by David Lehman


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