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Cited on Journey of Hearts
This page lists the poems cited in various places on the website. I brought them together under one heading for ease of finding them. Several of the poems occur under different headings within the site, because many of the poems can be used in different contexts. When the poems appear in different sections, the poems themselves are the same, but the background images are different, to create a slightly different effect or mood.

I have used poetry to help friends, family, patients and colleagues deal with the pain from acute losses, aid in their grieving process and help them through the transitional phase. Many of the poems and soothing words that I have found helpful are on the website. With out knowing about it, I was practicing a form of Poetry Therapy, first for my own healing and then by sharing these poems with others, helping them with their healing. Since starting this site, we have had many other poems sent to be shared and are included on this site.

What soon became apparent that many other people also find poetry helpful and even therapeutic in processing their grief. In July I received the following note:

Another note to the site came in September: Perhaps Maya Angelou said it best in describing how poetry works: We hope to provide a cross-section of poems that upon reading the words and emotions you will be able to say that "I can make it through." 
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Perhaps the best way to utilize the Poetry Webring is to start with the Category Section. This provides the Listing of Sites to help you find more of the type of poems you would like to read.

Last updated December 27, 1998
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