If I Die

If I Die

A Poem by Jane

Orpheus and Eurydice.

If I die
Would grief suffice
To steal my soul
Sealed in ice

Or would the dandelions knock 
Or the oceans tumble by

I'd rather
You invoke my rise. 

© 2019 Jane

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deep and reflective ... i like this!! my own grief having died or the grief of those left behind ... not sufficient me thinks! ;) i enjoy the image of dandelions knocking together and the feeling of power in oceans tumbling ... just the right bit of wry humor in the closing ... yes ... just invoke me rise!!!! so thought provoking!! thanks for sharing Jane!

Posted 6 Months Ago

Jane - Resurrection with revelation comes in many forms. Thanks for reminding us. Namyh

Posted 7 Months Ago

I enjoyed the poem. You asked and questions many things. I hope I become wildflowers or a dandelion field with the dust from my body. I believe in the old logic. We come from dirt and we will return to her. Opening lines. Grief can't be held in hand but held in the heart. Thank you Jane for sharing the amazing poetry.

Posted 7 Months Ago

"I'd rather you invoke my rise". I found this little poem to be quite spiritual in its questioning and content.


Posted 7 Months Ago

Short but sweet to write out, that came otu wrong, I mean emotional.

Posted 7 Months Ago

Quite a question to wander, but I like your answer.

Posted 7 Months Ago

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7 Reviews
Added on March 3, 2019
Last Updated on March 8, 2019
Tags: poem, die, depression, teen, modernity, gender



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