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    Ivan Shishkin painting of forest

    Poem: For One Bereaved

    Jane Tyson Clement

    June 17, 2014
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    Stem and leaf and bud and flower,
    growth perceptible each hour
    to eyes slow enough to see.

    Healing in the shattered bone
    until each separate cell has grown
    back to weight-bearing constancy.

    The heart mends slowly, day by day,
    not by man’s wit, but in love’s way,
    rich-laden with the past, yet free.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Ivan Shishkin painting of forest Ivan Shishkin, Forest Reserve
    Contributed By Jane Tyson Clement Jane Tyson Clement

    Jane Tyson Clement (1917–2000) was a poet, author, and playwright.

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