The Uses of Sorrow

The Uses of Sorrow
by Mary Oliver

Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness.
It took me years to understand that this, too, was a gift.

Source: “The Uses of Sorrow” from Thirst, by Mary Oliver. Boston: Beacon Press, 2006.

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