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Give Sorrow Words

Give sorrow words; the grief that does not speak,
Whispers the o'er-fraught heart and bids it break.

(Shakespeare, Macbeth, 5.1.50-1)

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  1. I loved the quote you use for this thought. My current book is about unwitnessed grief. I said that grief has many siblings -- guilt, anger, separation among others but of course, Shakespeare says it best.
    Your course sounds wonderful. I've suggested the "I remember" exercise and also the "I don't remember" exercise that Natalie Goldberg uses in her Writing the Bones workshop. But your expansion of it to include differing points of view and to make it a way for people to express ranges of sorrow is truly inspired. Thank you for telling us about it on the Women writing the West website and for having this site and blog. You are appreciated! Warmly, Jane

  2. I have articls about grief and a journal called A Year and a Day which I kept after losing my wife. Idaho State Unvieristy is the publisher.

    Michael Corrigan

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