The Art of Losing: Poems of Grief and Healing by Kevin YoungPoetry serves a unique role in our lives, distilling human experience and emotion down to truths as potent as they are brief. There are two times most people turn to it: for love and loss. The Art of Losing will be the first anthology of its kind, delivering poetry with a purpose. Editor Kevin Young has introduced and selected 150 devastatingly beautiful poems that embrace the pain and heartbreak of mourning. Divided into five sections (Reckoning, Remembrance, Rituals, Recovery, and Redemption), with poems by some of our most beloved poets as well as the best of the current generation of poets, The Art of Losing is the ideal a gift for a loved one in a time of need and for use by ministers, rabbis, and palliative care workers who tend to those who are experiencing loss.
Among the poets included: Elizabeth Alexander, W.H. Auden, Amy Clampitt, Billy Collins, Emily Dickinson, Louise Gluck, Ted Hughes, Galway Kinnell, Kenneth Koch, Philip Larkin, Li-Young Lee, Philip Levine, Marianne Moore, Sharon Olds Mary Oliver, Robert Pinsky, Adrienne Rich, Theodore Roethke, Anne Sexton, Wallace Stevens, Dylan Thomas, Derek Walcott, and James Wright.
Poems in Memory of a Dad
There is an indescribable amount of grief after losing a father. Losing a father often means losing a protector, a guiding hand, a best friend, and a superhero. But focusing on all the incredible memories you shared and the amazing man he was can help bring light into your darker days. We hope that the following miss you dad words, quotes, messages, and poems can help to ease your pain with the reminder of your happy memories together. These general miss you dad quotes some from those who have felt the loss of a father and want to pass on their own words of comfort to those who need it. As a loving daughter, losing your father is an impossible thing to understand. The pain of losing a father figure might feel overwhelming, but the strength passed on from father to son can help you survive it.
Submit your work, meet writers and drop the ads. Evelyn Genao Mar Too fast for my little feet to keep up. Was it that easy for you to leave me? You heard my tear-filled screams, but you never stopped. You just kept going.
Poem About Missing Dad On Death Anniversary
This section includes rhyming poems about loss, but more specifically, about losing a loved one. Honestly, these verses were among the most difficult to write, since they reminded me of my family and friends who have passed away. You may want to read one of these out loud at a funeral, share with someone as a way of offering your condolences, or read it to yourself to help you express your personal grief and feelings. You'll also find more specific verses that talk about losing a mother, father, daughter, son, and baby. I became emotional while writing some of these, especially the one that talks about the loss of a mom.
Prev Poem. Next Poem. I was 15 years old when my dad left us. I could not believe it. I love you for being you and raising us differently than others. The way you guided me was very different. Though I am a girl,