I am glad to be joining the Poetry Friday community again – undoubtedly my favourite meme of the week in the kidlitosphere community. Our host today is Steps and Staircases.
As we continue with our Loss, Heartbreak, and Coming of Age bimonthly theme until first week of September, I try to look for poems that deal with grief and loss, heart ache and moving on. Naturally, I am led yet again to Mary Oliver’s poetry. For the past several weeks, we’ve been featuring picture books/YA lit which deal with death and bereavement, I thought if would be fitting to share When Death Comes by Mary Oliver for Poetry Friday.
I took a screenshot of the poem using my iPhone and edited it using FilterMania. Since the poem is quite long, the edits have been done in two-parts. Hope you like it, poetry-loving friends.