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For Grief, A Poem at One Year

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Trees: Two Views from Magao Caves, Dunhuang, China
I have been especially moved during my year without Rex by a poem by John Donahue. An excerpt:

"....Gradually you will learn acquaintance
With the invisible form of your departed;
And when the work of grief is done,
The wound of loss will heal
And you will have learned
To wean your eyes
From that gap in the air
And be able to enter the hearth
In your soul where your loved one
Has awaited your return
All the time."

-John O’Donohue, To Bless the Space Between Us-A Book of Blessings

Read more of my thoughts, and the full poem (with an Amazon link to the book) at For Grief, a Poem at One Year