Mourning Lament by Diana Raab

(After: “Ode with a Lament” by Pablo Neruda)

Such death within our heart’s chambers:
the beloved lamenting under the temples’
arches, coming alive again as we call to them,
desperate to make sense of their death.
And we move together slowly, one step
at a time toward another dance, another life,
in which we would return and find solace
in the warm chambers that sustain us.

Photo by Isabella Mariana on

About the Poet:

Diana Raab, PhD, is an award-winning memoirist, poet, blogger, speaker, and author of 10 books and is a contributor to numerous journals and anthologies.

Her two latest books are, “Writing for Bliss: A Seven-Step Plan for Telling Your Story and Transforming Your Life,” and “Writing for Bliss: A Companion Journal.”

Her poetry chapbook, “An Imaginary Affair,” is forthcoming in July 2022 with Finishing Line Press.

She blogs for Psychology Today, Thrive Global, Sixty and Me, Good Men Project, and The Wisdom Daily and is a frequent guest blogger for various other sites.


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