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“My Dad’s Hands” by David Ketter, a Father’s Day Poem

A man remembers something special about his father

On June 18 of this year, the third Sunday of the month, the United States celebrated Father’s Day. Father’s Day was first observed throughout Catholic Europe on March 19 during the Middle Ages. As time passed, people began to celebrate … Continue reading

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“The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe Explores the Characteristics of Grief

A bird that speaks only one word shreds a man's soul

Edgar Allan Poe published “The Raven” to mixed reviews in January of 1845. He was paid only a modest fee for his work, which did not become famous until well after his death five years later. The cause of Poe’s … Continue reading

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“Love Dogs” by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

Poem describes the how grief is the remedy, not the enemy, of a broken heart

Thirteenth century Persian poet Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi is widely known for his poems of ecstasy, devotion and praise for the great mystery of the human experience. His poem “Love Dogs” speaks of a cry of longing from both the perspective of … Continue reading

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“Gone From My Sight” by Henry Jackson Van Dyke

Perfect funeral poem explores the meaning of loss and memory

The poem “Gone From My Sight” by Henry Van Dyke, a mid-19th century American poet, is an evocative and deceptively simple narrative about watching a ship sail out of a harbor into the vast, open sea. The poem opens: I … Continue reading

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