To You the Living : Poems for Comfort and Healing
This is a collection of poems that explore and confront the pain and grief experienced in the aftermath of death. The book is designed to provide sentiments that help comfort and fortify the reader via the use of a positive and sensitive approach.
- Paperback | 64 pages
- 128 x 192mm
- 30 Sep 1992
- HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
- Angus & Robertson
- Pymble, NSW, Australia
- colour illustrations
Table of contents
Part 1 Bereavement and loss: your death; a father dead; after seven years; the existence of love; nothing to say; dream; the train park revisited; anniversary; funeral; reminders; dying of cancer; empty house; it is so hard to remember; end and beginning; out of the crashing thunder; for my mother, long after her death; memories of my father; evanescence; young man dead; anniversary lament for Joan; garden of remembrance; collary beach; for my cousin, Nancy; importances; for my old dog Tippy; for Frisky; my dead; tears of all the world; lament; poem for a parting. Part 2 Despair and healing: lost in despair; into the depths; retreat; the everlasting sea; destruction and creation; overwhelmed; healing; strength; courage; stormy waters; rebirth; paradox; gifts; web of the world; rememberance; I first awoke.