For Kit, Justin, Leon, Crispin


is too late for grief.


If we had celebrated their living

knowing that grief would surely come


then grief would have a place;



is too late for grief.

◄ barely-rhymed sonnet : Love and Law

A Carol Ann for a Duffy Christmas ►


<Deleted User> (6560)

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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