Posted by: aboutalbion | September 23, 2012

Poetry

Joy and Sorrow

 Then a woman said, “Speak to us of Joy and Sorrow.”

 And he answered:

 Your joy is your sorrow unmasked.

 And the self-same well from which your laughter rises
was oftentimes filled with your tears.

 And how else can it be?

 The deeper that sorrow carves into your being,
the more joy you can contain.

 [an extract from ‘On Joy and Sorrow’ by Khalil Gibran (1883-1931)]

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