For Kit, Justin, Leon, Crispin

Death

is too late for grief.

 

If we had celebrated their living

knowing that grief would surely come

 

then grief would have a place;

 

death

is too late for grief.

◄ barely-rhymed sonnet : Love and Law

A Carol Ann for a Duffy Christmas ►

Comments

michael shepherd

Sat 19th Dec 2009 15:55

Nice point. Hindus manage without grief (or so they claim) : just moving on to another appropriate life.

I wrote two sonnets about bereavement. Maybe I'll post one here. Poems about grief get more hits than any on themed look-up sites; people seem to want to know how to deal with that 'surprise'.

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Sat 19th Dec 2009 15:26

Or: 'then grief would have no place'.

The essence of grief fascinates me. Is it that, no matter what the circumstances, death always takes us by surprise?

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