GRIEF POEMS

Grief is a Mouse
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Grief is a Mouse-
And chooses Wainscot in the Breast
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Emily Dickinson
Grief Is A Mouse
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Grief is a Mouse—
And chooses Wainscot in the Breast
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Emily Dickinson
Not With These Eyes
Let me not see your grief!
O, let not any see
That grief,
Nor how your heart still rocks
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John Freeman
Gilderoy
THE smith who made the manacles,
With bar and bolt, and link and ring,
Sang out above his hearty blows
'I can't have grief for everything.'
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Padraic Colum
My Grief On The Sea
From the Irish


My grief on the sea,
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Douglas Hyde
If Grief For Grief Can Touch Thee
If grief for grief can touch thee,
If answering woe for woe,
If any truth can melt thee
Come to me now!
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Emily Jane Brontë
Grief
Grief is like a child,
Led with relentless hand
By a strange nurse, whose face
Seems never to have smiled,
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Robert Laurence Binyon
Dark Trinity
Said I to Pain: "You would not dare
Do ill to me."
Said Pain: "Poor fool! Why should I care
Whom you may be?
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Robert William Service
Tis good—the looking back on Grief
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'Tis good-the looking back on Grief-
To re-endure a Day-
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Emily Dickinson
Fulfilment
Was there love once? I have forgotten her.
Was there grief once? Grief yet is mine.
Other loves I have, men rough, but men who stir
More grief, more joy, than love of thee and thine.
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Robert Nichols
Softly, O! Dropp Mine Eyes
Softly, O! dropp mine eyes, lest you be dry,
And make my heart with grief to melt and die.
Now pour out tears apace,
Now stay, O heavy case!
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John Wilbye
Ch 08 On Rules For Conduct In Life - Maxim 70
A mendicant with a good end is better than a padshah with a bad end.

The grief thou sufferest before the joy
Is better than the grief endured after joy.
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Saadi Shirazi
"How Great My Grief" (Triolet)
How great my grief, my joys how few,
Since first it was my fate to know thee!
- Have the slow years not brought to view
How great my grief, my joys how few,
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Thomas Hardy
He Was Acquainted With Grief
I cannot tell the sorrows that I feel
By the night's darkness, by the prison's gloom;
There is no sight that can the death reveal
The spirit suffers in a living tomb;
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Jones Very
Dark Trinity
Said I to Pain: “You would not dare
Do ill to me.”
Said Pain: “Poor fool! Why should I care
Whom you may be?
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Robert Service
They Were Welcome To Their Belief
Grief may have thought it was grief.
Care may have thought it was care.
They were welcome to their belief,
The overimportant pair.
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Robert Frost
'Tis Good&Mdash;The Looking Back On Grief
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'Tis good—the looking back on Grief—
To re-endure a Day—
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Emily Dickinson
Licia Sonnets 36
Hear how my sighs are echoed of the wind;
See how my tears are pitied by the rain;
Feel what a flame possesséd hath my mind;
Taste but the grief which I possess in vain.
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Giles Fletcher The Elder
Sounds Of Grief
Must I remind you, Cleis,
that sounds of grief
are unbecoming in
a poet's household?
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Sappho
Metempsychosis
When Grief comes this way by
With her wan lip and drooping eye,
Bid her welcome, woo her boldly;
Soon she'll look on thee less coldly.
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Thomas Runciman

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