Without: Poems by Donald HallYou might expect the fact of dying--the dying of a beloved wife and fellow poet--to make for a bleak and lonely tale. But Donald Halls poignant and courageous poetry, facing that dread fact, involves us all: the magnificent, humorous, and gifted woman, Jane Kenyon, who suffered and died; the doctors and nurses who tried but failed to save her; the neighbors, friends, and relatives who grieved for her; the husband who sat by her while she lived and afterward sat in their house alone with his pain, self-pity, and fury; and those of us who till now had nothing to do with it. As Donald Hall writes, Remembered happiness is agony; so is remembered agony. Without will touch every feeling reader, for everyone has suffered loss and requires the fellowship of elegy. In the earths oldest poem, when Gilgamesh howls of the death of Enkidu, a grieving reader of our own time may feel a kinship, across the abyss of four thousand years, with a Sumerian king. In Without Donald Hall speaks to us all of grief, as a poet lamenting the death of a poet, as a husband mourning the loss of a wife. Without is Halls greatest and most honorable achievement -- his give and testimony, his lament and his celebration of loss and of love.
My Hero, My Husband
Nothing can explain why cancer swoops in . It is with deep sadness that we lost my Uncle Marty to cancer yesterday. He was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma just 8 short months ago. My Uncle Marty was 55 years old. In these past handful of years, we have lost my Dad and both of his brothers to cancer. The sadness makes me reflect on the loss of my Dad. I reflect on the fact that so many beautiful souls on this earth are taken away from us by this overwhelming disease.
Poems of Comfort and Sympathy for Lost Loved Ones
Prev Poem. Next Poem. I lost my soul mate David 3 weeks ago after 57 years of marriage. My heart aches and I feel so lost without him. I know he is at peace and free of the pain and suffering he endured for over Read complete story.
It's only natural to want to send some poems of comfort to a friend, family member or acquaintance that has just lost a loved one. Sympathy cards are filled with verses meant to give strength and encouragement, but you can also send a personal sympathy note if you wish. The following poems are examples of ways to offer compassion and comfort in death through poetry. After a death, friends and family members can only offer words and signs of support and comfort to help the grieving process. All the following poems to comfort the grieving were written by Kelly Roper. They say this, too, shall pass, They say grief eventually fades.