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The Loss Of Love - Poem by Countee Cullen

All through an empty place I go,
And find her not in any room;
The candles and the lamps I light
Go down before a wind of gloom.
Thick-spraddled lies the dust about,
A fit, sad place to write her name
Or draw her face the way she looked
That legendary night she came.

The old house crumbles bit by bit;
Each day I hear the ominous thud
That says another rent is there
For winds to pierce and storms to flood.

My orchards groan and sag with fruit;
Where, Indian-wise, the bees go round;
I let it rot upon the bough;
I eat what falls upon the ground.

The heavy cows go laboring
In agony with clotted teats;
My hands are slack; my blood is cold;
I marvel that my heart still beats.

I have no will to weep or sing,
No least desire to pray or curse;
The loss of love is a terrible thing;
They lie who say that death is worse.


Comments about The Loss Of Love by Countee Cullen

  • Rookie - 177 Points Krystal Mclennan (3/22/2018 8:40:00 PM)

    Really enjoyed reading it. loved it (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 25 Points Improvement By Choice (3/16/2018 9:46:00 AM)

    This one is lovely. Thanks for the input. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,151 Points Lea- Beima Dorestin (10/22/2017 3:10:00 PM)

    Aww such a nice poem even though it's sad (Report) Reply

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Poems About Loss

  1. 1. The Loss Of Love , Countee Cullen
  2. 2. Loss And Gain , Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  3. 3. A Loss Of Something Ever Felt I , Emily Dickinson
  4. 4. Loss Of Memory , hariharans sundaram
  5. 5. Mother's Loss , Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  6. 6. What Is Loss? , Sylvia Chidi
  7. 7. Loss And Gain , Ralph Waldo Emerson
  8. 8. Loss, Lost, Lust , alley 091
  9. 9. The Loss Of The Eurydice , Gerard Manley Hopkins
  10. 10. Lines On The Loss Of The "Titanic" , Thomas Hardy
  11. 11. The Lover Mourns For The Loss Of Love , William Butler Yeats
  12. 12. First Loss , Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  13. 13. Upon The Loss Of His Mistresses , Robert Herrick
  14. 14. In The Harbour: Loss And Gain , Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  15. 15. Error And Loss , William Morris
  16. 16. Loss , P A NOUSHAD
  17. 17. Loss , BEAU GOLDEN
  18. 18. Loss Of Innocence , Casey Stewart
  19. 19. A Mother's Loss. , Fay Slimm
  20. 20. ! ! Love And Loss And Love Again - A Poe.. , Michael Shepherd
  21. 21. His Loss , Robert Herrick
  22. 22. Light Loss , John Le Gay Brereton
  23. 23. My Loss , Augusta Davies Webster
  24. 24. The Loss Of The Victoria , William Topaz McGonagall
  25. 25. Loss From The Least , Robert Herrick
  26. 26. (loss) The Grave Of My Child , K. Jared Hosein
  27. 27. A Mother's Loss. , Robert Crawford
  28. 28. . Rebound Loss , Kay Barcelon
  29. 29. The Loss Of Female Character , George Moses Horton
  30. 30. An Elegy Upon The Immature Loss Of The M.. , Henry King
  31. 31. Loss Of Time , Ankoku Gekido
  32. 32. Loss , Connie Webb
  33. 33. Profit And Loss , Ada Cambridge
  34. 34. A Loss , Edward James
  35. 35. No Loss No Gain , Rajaram Ramachandran
  36. 36. Loss. , Robert Crawford
  37. 37. A Non-Violent Loss Of Recall , O Sudhir Janardhanan
  38. 38. The Gain Of Loss , DARREL KINCAID
  39. 39. Answer To Loss. , salma. torrez
  40. 40. The Loss Of Wonder , Scarlett Treat
  41. 41. Bigbigthe Loss Of Lovebigbig , Alia Ford
  42. 42. Removed From Accident Of Loss , Emily Dickinson
  43. 43. Loss Of A Friend , Nerissa Morton
  44. 44. Poem For The Loss Of A Friend , Aislinn Armstrong
  45. 45. A Woman’s Loss , Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar.
  46. 46. Loss Of Life......... , Ravi Sathasivam
  47. 47. My Loss Of Humour , Vanessa Hughes
  48. 48. Loss Of A Mother , DeAntre Pate
  49. 49. Elegy For Loss Of Love (A Poem In Five P.. , Stephen Denny Paul White
  50. 50. 'How Do You Cope With The Loss Of A Child' , David Bennett
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