If I was to lose you, you and I have lost.
Me, because you were whom I loved the most.
You, because I was the one, you most loved,
But out of the two of us, you end up losing more,
I can go on and love the way I loved you, but no
Is ever going to love you, the way I loved you.
Puerto Rican Poet
HSB has facilitated the “Healing Through Poetry” group for more than 10 years. Peri Longo, past Santa Barbara poet laureate, supports individuals in grief to express themselves through poetry.
To learn more about how to register for our upcoming grief support and community education groups, such as “Healing Through Poetry,” please contact the intake coordinator at (805) 563-8820 ext. 110. No poetry or writing experience necessary.
All groups are free of charge and donations are gratefully accepted. Please note: space is limited and groups are subject to cancellation based on low registration. Registration must be completed with HSB prior to group participation. No drop-ins please.