Poems About Grief and Loss

When death happens, how do we speak about it? Many people, myself included, turn to poetry for comfort, for salvation, for the words we need but cannot find in ourselves. The Poetry Foundation has compiled an extensive list of poems that deal with grief, loss, and mourning. It includes many of my favorites, like Anne Sexton's The Truth the Dead Know and W.S Merwin's Separation, but also contains poems that are new to me. I think this is an excellent resource for anyone who is grieving and searching for solace through the written word.

You can find the poems here: