For me, the most concise way to record a feeling is through poetry.
Of course, the poet can only hope his or her words will reach someone who will say ‘I remember that feeling’.. or ‘so that’s how it feels’.
I’ve had that reaction to the poems of Sharon Olds, Eavan Boland, John Montague and to the cherita of ai li among others.
I hope one of my poems will resonate with you.
These are my books:
After You, the chronicle of the first year after my husband died.
This Life: a love story, what went before.
ARC, a collection of 66 cherita.
Sky Full of Clouds
Death of an Adult Child
There are sample poems on the relevant pages.. choose ‘poetry’ category below.