John O'Donohue

(1956 - 2008)

John O'Donohue Poems

1. For Suffering 5/7/2015
2. Blessing 5/7/2015
3. For The Dying 5/7/2015
4. For Loneliness 5/7/2015
5. On The Death Of The Beloved 5/7/2015
6. For Grief 5/7/2015

Comments about John O'Donohue

  • Serena newby (11/5/2018 3:46:00 AM)

    looking for a poem that begins, As the fever of day

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  • Lesley (7/8/2018 7:49:00 AM)

    This is from his book Beauty: the Invisible Embrace - see https: //www.goodreads.com/quotes/512278-when-you-become-vulnerable-any-ideal-or-perfect-image-of

  • aimee (6/28/2018 9:13:00 AM)

    Looking for poem by john o'donohue that begins like this: When you become vulnerable, any ideal or perfect image of yourself falls away

Best Poem of John O'Donohue

For Grief

When you lose someone you love,
Your life becomes strange,
The ground beneath you becomes fragile,
Your thoughts make your eyes unsure;
And some dead echo drags your voice down
Where words have no confidence
Your heart has grown heavy with loss;
And though this loss has wounded others too,
No one knows what has been taken from you
When the silence of absence deepens.

Flickers of guilt kindle regret
For all that was left unsaid or undone.

There are days when you wake up happy;
Again inside the fullness of life,
Until the moment breaks
And you...

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