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View Diary: Books That Changed My Life--What Is Your Favorite Poem About Death? (94 comments)

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  •  Thanks, Remediator! (9+ / 0-)

    Wow, that one by cummings is a gobstopper, isn'it it?  "how do you like your blueeyed boy, Mister Death?" So completely unexpected, at least by me.  :)

    "The Day My Brother Died" brings back powerful memories.  My mother and grandmother canned peaches.  This poem captures perfectly the sense that there are certain things we must do even though we are devastated by events.

    What could be more mundane than preserving fruit?  But as long as one is alive, there will be another day to wake up to, and the fruit is ripe now, and one must do something about it...

    Thanks for contributing to this discussion!

    "Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich."--Napoleon

    by Diana in NoVa on Fri Sep 06, 2013 at 06:03:05 AM PDT

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