The death of a loved one throws us into a surreal world no one else can understand. The poems in Words for the Unbearable, written after the death of San Francisco Bay Area psychologist Enid Sanders' one-year-old daughter and later her husband, take readers on a down-to-earth journey through the everyday realities of grieving.
People who are grieving are searching for comfort, understanding, and a sense of meaning after a loved one dies. Words for the Unbearable is a collection of poetry for grieving and poetry for healing; psychologists have found reading and writing poetry can help people heal.
These aren't only poems about death or poems for funerals-though they offer solace to those who are grieving. The Words for the Unbearable are poems about family, about memories, and about the deep bonds of love and joy that link us all together.
Poetry is a silver thread that can connect hearts, and Words for the Unbearable makes a wonderful addition to collections featuring Alice Walker, Mary Oliver, Emily Dickinson, and other female poets.
This collection makes a meaningful gift for grieving widows or widowers to mirror their experience and show that they are loved and not alone.