poetry is probably the most useful form of writing for confronting grief.
Indeed you can be very precise about emotions with poetic language, as well as being open and even harsh. The language of poetry can allude to things almost inexpressible in prose. Paul Celan's poetry is a beacon, from this point of view.
AbsAbsolutely. I like the comparison to beacon because his words do shine a light even though they are so dark dark or rather about the dark. Is it the use of metaphor, of imagery that empowers? The empty spaces, all the words unsaid but free to imagine? The apparent disconnect between lines, thoughts, also open to
or nentry or not totally, which is OK. I really like this poet. Even when I don't completely understand him the the work intrigues and engages. I intuit there's more here to grasp the mind than meets the eye at the first first few readings.