There is no shortage of love poetry in this world. In fact, in my mission to post a poem a day during National Poetry Month, I’ve certainly posted my fair share. From the metaphysical to the realistic, poets love writing about love. The problem is that of all those love poems in the world, a healthy does of them are really, really, really bad.
That’s why it’s so refreshing to read Maxine Kumin’s “After Love.” Short and to the point, Kumin approaches, in the tiny little details, what a life is after love has ceased to be.