Tag Archive: Grief

Dec
22

Greetings on December 22

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The darkest day of the year is behind us — each day now there will be a little more light. Have you had a harder time gearing up for the holidays? Feeling less than festive? Sometimes we miss those not with us most during this time and we are more emotionally vulnerable than on other …

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May
08

Poem for my mother

May flower, no. 2 © Ellen Wade Beals,

August 1999: Light is a measure of time Scientists have found the oldest point in the universe: a galaxy filled with new stars, and all day long I’ve been thinking about my mother. How long it has been since the nun came to fetch me from class so I could wait for my brother to …

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Jun
30

Slice of Solace: Edward Hirsch

“Implicit in poetry is the notion that we are deepened by heartbreaks, that we are not so much diminished as enlarged by grief, by our refusal to vanish—to let others vanish—without leaving a verbal record.” Edward Hirsch     I came across this quote yesterday when a FB friend posted it. I think it comes …

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May
08

Celebrating Mother’s Day with Lesléa Newman

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Happy Mother’s Day! I hope it is a great day and that you are able to celebrate in some way.  My heart goes out to all of you who are missing your mother or are missing being a mother this Sunday. I am happy to share two poems by Lesléa Newman. They are from her latest …

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