Art helps me attempt to make sense of a world that has none, to feel less alone.
I am reading across my poetry collection now and I’d like to hand to you, my also-grieving friend two dog-eared poems. I need something from you, too: in the comments please link to other poems, clips, paintings, songs, dance, games, that you are using to reflect, heal, and hope.
I have these collections at home and was happy to find them online, enabling a leaning over while pointing, “you have to read this one,” across internet miles.
The first poem, “Flying to a Funeral,” is available in free preview on google books and in the collection The Apple That Astonished Paris by Billy Collins (the preface of which is a gem to read for any writer-to-be).
The second poem, “Mosquitoes,” is available at Connotation Press (Dec 2012, Issue IV, Volume IV – it’s the second poem) an in the inspired collection Lucky Fish by Aimee Nezhukumatathil – a collection as emotionally charged, charming and surprising as all of her work.
Together in healing.