Category Archives: grief quote

Inspirational Quote 4.30.15 Do not grieve

Transcience Nay, do not grieve tho’ life be full of sadness, Dawn will not veil her splendor for your grief, Nor spring deny their bright, appointed beauty To lotus blossom and ashoka leaf. Nay, do not pine, tho’ life be dark with trouble, Time will not pause or tarry on his way; To-day that seems

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Inspirational Quote 4.9.15 It Would Have Been Enough

[Editor’s Note: I am not partial to reprints, but in the spirit of the Jewish holiday Passover which inspired this well-received poem by R. L Nona, I decided to do so. The title Dayenu is the chorus of a very popular Passover song of the same name.] Grief Poem 124 Dayenu   If we had

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Inspirational Quote 2.26.15 Song of Grieving and Loss

I recently found myself humming this iconic song. Written in 1938 for Broadway, it became an anthem of separation during World War II. In thinking over the lyrics I realized that it could be a song of grieving and loss. For far too many who didn’t come back from “over there,” it was, unfortunately, a song

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Inspirational Quote 11/20/14: The Lost: A Continuum

Of Continuum   Having had and having lost parents, aged through nature; Having had and having lost loves, parted through living; Having had and having lost children, torn through confusion; Having had and having lost friends, passing through maturing;   Having had and having lost through nature, living, confusion and maturing, yet I find anew

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Quote 11/13 Matthew McConaughey on his father’s death

Last week’s People Magazine quoted Matthew McConaughey on his father’s death by heart attack in 1992. These are his words: PopPassing A boy loses his father, he quickly becomes a man. I was 22. I remember clearly the sobriety I felt in the pain of my father’s passing. The sorrow refined me, and I never

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