Index for Poems of Healing

In selecting and organizing poems that cool our grief-fevered brow or at least sing in rhythm with our wailing, there was no clear way to categorize suffering and its healing. I chose the ways that speak to me in sharpest tones: to suffer, to recover, to confront death, irreconcilable loss and then at last, slapping the lid of the box closed as Pandora did, so that hope doesn’t escape us completely.

***

Of Suffering

Sorrow BY EDNA ST. VINCENT MILLAY

Departure By Edna St. Vincent Millay

Of Recovery

Ashes of Life  BY EDNA ST. VINCENT MILLAY

Small Prayer BY WELDON KEES

Of Death

One thought on “Index for Poems of Healing

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s