Grief and Love
Love and grief go hand in hand for humans. If you dare to love then you inevitably risk grief. Grief can be devastating and full of joy. Loss comes in so many forms for humans. The loss of people as well as places and seasons of life all wreak change upon us in myriad ways and the experience is full of writing inspiration.
As the 2023 Write Across America marathon was on hiatus (rather than attempting to compete with July 4 celebrations) this week, the Just Write Virtual Writing Group elected to do more after poems in response to favorites we found in the huge 2023 LexPoMo collection. The poems we wrote to this week include:
- Come Into
- The Mother Leaves Them
- I’m already exhausted from tomorrow (actually untitled, this is the first line)
- Good Grief
- Off kilter
- The Apple
I recently listened to a podcast about loss and grief that feels so appropriate to share with these poems as well. And, last but not least, our writing group also recently discussed an author who knows more than a little about grief: Edgar Allen Poe.
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