Poetry and Loss
"After the death of her husband, poet Judith Adams found solace in her work and the poems of others. She explores why simple words on a page can help us grieve." - Humanities Washington blog entry
Book Launch March 2021 WICA
A Place Inside
Moments of hope, uncertainty, grief, and joy are what constitute a life, and poet Judith Adams has captured many such moments in the vivid poems here. Although each poem focuses, with precise details, on a specific individual or event, the strength of the poetry is the way it allows the reader to nod with recognition and with agreement-yes, that's just how it is.
The Poem You Are Not Writing
Tugs at a reluctant morning.
Barelegged and half-undressed,
it drags you to its lair.
Words crop up like nettles, the
blackbird’s song or the
wind’s volume of silver
metaphors perch in the poplar tree.
The poem you are not writing
is thrashing around causing trouble,
roaming back alleys,
and when it finds you,
shoves you up against the wall
until you empty your pockets
and give it everything.
Do you have a poem you'd like to share? I'd love to hear from you. Please send me your poetry for consideration on our "Local Poets" page.
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