And all subsided in the hush
that followed, in the calm
of great wings folding
and shadowy forms lying down.
I rose and left that room,
the house of my grief
and my bondage, my book
never again to be opened.
To see as once I saw,
steadied by the darkness
in which I walked
and would make my way.
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Grief Recovery Support Materials: Music
“Deep Peace,” by Bill Douglas featuring the Ars Nova Singers. "Ziji Music/SOCAN" Simply beautiful. The title of this CD/cassette is well-deserved.
“Songs from a Secret Garden,” by the group, Secret Garden. "Philips" recording. Soulful simplicity. Vocal and instrumental CD/cassette by the famed Irish violinist, Fionnuala Sherry. "Somewhere within us all is a secret garden. A garden in which we can seek refuge when times are rough, or retire to in joy or contemplation."
“Tranquillity, A Compilation of Beautiful Slow Movements, "Chandos Records, Ltd, Colchester, England. CD/cassette. Highly recommended.
Sounds True Catalog - over 300 audio-visuals offering innovative spiritual and sacred music for the inner life. 1-800-333-9185
Holographic Music: A variety of musical tapes, designed to help people go into deep states of relaxation. Can be used for stress management, meditation or going to sleep. Cannot be used in cars or anytime you need to be alert. Contact
David Fireman, Center for Grief Recovery, 773 274-4600.
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