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Issue Details: First known date: 1981... 1981 To You, the Living : Poems of Bereavement and Loss
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Notes

  • Dedication: For all those people who have recently or at some time in the past lost someone they loved.

    I bequeath to you, the living,

    All joy and all sorrow.

    Have courage always,

    And sometimes, sometimes,

    Remember me.

  • Dedication: In memory of my grandchild, Jordana Julia Mills, aged six months, who died 31st July, 1980.
  • Some of these poems have appeared in previous volumes by Marjorie Pizer.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Leura, Blue Mountains, Sydney, New South Wales,:Second Back Row Press , 1981 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Your Deathi"The terrible devastation of the tearing apart", Marjorie Pizer , single work poetry (p. 13)
A Father Deadi"I cannot speak to my children about their father -", Marjorie Pizer , single work poetry (p. 14)
After Seven Yearsi"Seven years you have been dead", Marjorie Pizer , single work poetry (p. 15)
The Existence of Lovei"I had thought that your death", Marjorie Pizer , single work poetry (p. 16)
Nothing to Sayi"When he spoke of your death tonight,", Marjorie Pizer , single work poetry (p. 17)
Dreami"Last night", Marjorie Pizer , single work poetry (p. 18)
The Train Park Revisitedi"Here in this park I sit", Marjorie Pizer , single work poetry (p. 19)
Anniversaryi"Today, if you had lived,", Marjorie Pizer , single work poetry (p. 20)
Memoriesi"Today, if you had lived,", Marjorie Pizer , single work poetry (p. 21)
Funerali"Wattle and almond blossoms picked from home", Marjorie Pizer , single work poetry (p. 22)
Remindersi"There are reminders of the dead child everywhere -", Marjorie Pizer , single work poetry (p. 23)
For My Mother, Long After Her Deathi"Forgive me, mother, for I have sinned.", Marjorie Pizer , single work poetry (p. 24)
Memories of My Fatheri"Throwing my mind back to my childhood,", Marjorie Pizer , single work poetry (p. 25)
Young Man Deadi"It is a beautiful night, warm and still.", Marjorie Pizer , single work poetry (p. 26)
Lament for Glen (Killed in a Motor Bike Accident, Aged 19)i"The splendid youth is dead and is no more,", Marjorie Pizer , single work poetry (p. 27)
Anniversary Lament for Joani"This time last year", Marjorie Pizer , single work poetry (p. 28)
Garden of Remembrancei"Walk quickly past the roses,", Marjorie Pizer , single work poetry (p. 29)
Collaroy Beachi"Here I am, this sunny morning,", Marjorie Pizer , single work poetry (p. 30)
For My Cousin, Nancyi"When finally I said good-bye", Marjorie Pizer , single work poetry (p. 31)
Importancesi"O how important are all the things of life,", Marjorie Pizer , single work poetry (p. 32)
* Contents derived from the Pymble, Turramurra - Pymble - St Ives area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,:Angus and Robertson ,Collins , 1992 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Your Deathi"The terrible devastation of the tearing apart", Marjorie Pizer , single work poetry (p. 2)
A Father Deadi"I cannot speak to my children about their father -", Marjorie Pizer , single work poetry (p. 3)
After Seven Yearsi"Seven years you have been dead", Marjorie Pizer , single work poetry (p. 4)
The Existence of Lovei"I had thought that your death", Marjorie Pizer , single work poetry (p. 5)
Nothing to Sayi"When he spoke of your death tonight,", Marjorie Pizer , single work poetry (p. 6)
Dreami"Last night", Marjorie Pizer , single work poetry (p. 7)
The Train Park Revisitedi"Here in this park I sit", Marjorie Pizer , single work poetry (p. 8)
Anniversaryi"Today, if you had lived,", Marjorie Pizer , single work poetry (p. 9)
Funerali"Wattle and almond blossoms picked from home", Marjorie Pizer , single work poetry (p. 10)
Remindersi"There are reminders of the dead child everywhere -", Marjorie Pizer , single work poetry (p. 11)
Dying of Canceri"I cannot stand the agony of your dying.", Marjorie Pizer , single work poetry (p. 12)
Empty Housei"I must get used to coming home to an empty house,", Marjorie Pizer , single work poetry (p. 13)
It is So Hard to Rememberi"It is so hard to remember that you are dead.", Marjorie Pizer , single work poetry (p. 14)
End and Beginningi"O you, who have returned to the infinite beginning", Marjorie Pizer , single work poetry (p. 15)
Out of the Crashing Thunderi"Out of the crashing thunder of the storm,", Marjorie Pizer , single work poetry (p. 16)
For My Mother, Long After Her Deathi"Forgive me, mother, for I have sinned.", Marjorie Pizer , single work poetry (p. 17)
Memories of My Fatheri"Throwing my mind back to my childhood,", Marjorie Pizer , single work poetry (p. 18)
Evanescencei"Tonight I feel the evanescence of life -", Marjorie Pizer , single work poetry (p. 19)
Young Man Deadi"It is a beautiful night, warm and still.", Marjorie Pizer , single work poetry (p. 20)
Anniversary Lament for Joani"This time last year", Marjorie Pizer , single work poetry (p. 21)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Alternative title: Poems for Comfort and Healing
Language: Gujarati
    • Cremorne, Cremorne - Mosman - Northbridge area, Sydney Northeastern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Marjorie Pizer , 1997 .
      Extent: 60p.

Works about this Work

Poems to Give Comfort Doris Brett , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Jewish News (Life/Style) , 2 April vol. 59 no. 27 1993; (p. 7)

— Review of To You, the Living : Poems of Bereavement and Loss Marjorie Pizer , 1981 selected work poetry
Untitled Serge Liberman , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Jewish News , 20 November vol. 59 no. 9 1992; (p. 9)

— Review of To You, the Living : Poems of Bereavement and Loss Marjorie Pizer , 1981 selected work poetry
Untitled Serge Liberman , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Jewish News , 20 November vol. 59 no. 9 1992; (p. 9)

— Review of To You, the Living : Poems of Bereavement and Loss Marjorie Pizer , 1981 selected work poetry
Poems to Give Comfort Doris Brett , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Jewish News (Life/Style) , 2 April vol. 59 no. 27 1993; (p. 7)

— Review of To You, the Living : Poems of Bereavement and Loss Marjorie Pizer , 1981 selected work poetry
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