It never occured to me to express my grief through poetry. While praying one day, the idea came to me while reading some of my other poems. What a good way to show you how I was feeling and dealing at that one moment in time. When I write poetry, it is meant to be read, in print. You who know will see I use many poetic devices; metaphor for example. I use vebs for nouns, nouns for verbs, and generally break every word processing or writing rule there is.
If you read "The Sorrow Stone" at face value, you'll miss the meaning. Look for key words which repeat throughout the poems. The words are an allegory like one reference to "Two-a-days", but it does not refer to sports practices. I refer to other famous poems in my writing. See if you can identify which ones. This collection is one of two books with the second appearing later this year.
If you're hurting over any loss in your life; a pet, a spouse, an aunt, uncle or parent, consider "The Sorrow Stone" my offering of hope and a likeminded desire to heal. Try to read it when you're alone with time to contemplate and think about how this applies to your healing need. There is no metaphysical application, just my thoughts to you. Join me if you're Greifwalking today. Come and walk with me along life's journey for the next little while.
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Published April 24, 2013
Literature & Fiction.