Uses of Sorrow, Mary Oliver

Uses of Sorrow

(In my sleep I dreamed this poem)

Someone I loved once gave me
a box full of darkness.

It took me years to understand
that this, too, was a gift.

~Mary Oliver

Art: Detail from Dantis Amor (Love That Moves the Sun and Stars) by Dante Gabriel Rossetti. It was was painted as a wedding present by Dante Gabriel Rossetti for William Morris and Jane Burden in their first married home, Red House.

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One Response to Uses of Sorrow, Mary Oliver

  1. Annie says:

    This poem came as a surprise to me. I like it.

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