Inge Meldgaard

Loss

Born in Denmark in 1953, I migrated to Australia with my family in 1957. After spending my school years in Yallourn, I moved to Melbourne in 1970 to attend Monash University. Having graduated with a science degree in 1975, I worked in various fields, such as youth work, teaching, politics (with a s…






Love is so bitter-sweet
that pain goes hand in hand
with delight.

Oh send your thoughts to me,
though you are perhaps weary:
I would do you no harm.

If my soul should crumple and wither,
Seek it again, for me,
And restore my self.

Pray, give me your hand,
For I am frightened
that you, my life,
will be lost unto me.

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