I am glad to join Poetry Friday once more this week. The poems that we will be sharing in the coming weeks are in keeping with our current bimonthly theme for July/August: Loss, Heartbreak, and Coming of Age. The host this week is the lovely Jone from Check it Out. Do check out the round-up, folks, and spend your Friday evening with us.
Despite this theme (or perhaps even because of it), my poem selection this week do not dwell so much on the loss itself. I have read a few young adult novels lately where I find the teenagers too sappy and quite whiny when it comes to their lost loves, making me impatient about their process of moving on.
Naturally, I turn to Naomi Shihab Nye and her wisdom woven through cryptic codes and phrases. I am glad to have found this poem. It spoke to me. Here’s to mastering this art and conquering heartbreak. It’s a luxury most people can not afford to have.