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Joy And Sorrow Chapter Viii - Poem by Khalil Gibran

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

And he answered:

Your joy is your sorrow unmasked.

And the selfsame 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.

Is not the cup that hold your wine the very cup that was burned in the potter's oven?

And is not the lute that soothes your spirit, the very wood that was hollowed with knives?

When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy.

When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.

Some of you say, "Joy is greater than sorrow," and others say, "Nay, sorrow is the greater."

But I say unto you, they are inseparable.

Together they come, and when one sits alone with you at your board, remember that the other is asleep upon your bed.

Verily you are suspended like scales between your sorrow and your joy.

Only when you are empty are you at standstill and balanced.

When the treasure-keeper lifts you to weigh his gold and his silver, needs must your joy or your sorrow rise or fall.


Comments about Joy And Sorrow Chapter Viii by Khalil Gibran

  • Veteran Poet - 1,885 Points Bisy Untan (11/5/2016 9:01:00 AM)

    A humble bow to the philosopher poet. (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 10,193 Points Charity Nduhiu (8/12/2015 11:52:00 PM)

    I like the way you have flamed your words. Nice write (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 63,998 Points * Sunprincess * (8/10/2015 4:27:00 PM)

    ...very nice, beautiful metaphors of joy and sorrow ★ (Report) Reply

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Poems About Joy

  1. 1. Joy And Sorrow Chapter Viii , Khalil Gibran
  2. 2. The Death Of Joy Gardner , Benjamin Zephaniah
  3. 3. Infant Joy , William Blake
  4. 4. Blank Joy , Rainer Maria Rilke
  5. 5. A Daily Joy To Be Alive , Jimmy Santiago Baca
  6. 6. *** And You Will Shed Tears Of Joy *** , ANJALI SINHA
  7. 7. Joy And Pleasure , William Henry Davies
  8. 8. Joy , Carl Sandburg
  9. 9. My Dearest Frank, I Wish You Joy , Jane Austen
  10. 10. Joy , Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  11. 11. Hymn To Joy , Friedrich Schiller
  12. 12. Joy , Sara Teasdale
  13. 13. One Hour To Madness And Joy , Walt Whitman
  14. 14. The Joy Of Being , Sandra Fowler
  15. 15. Morning Joy , Claude McKay
  16. 16. Sadness And Joy , William Henry Davies
  17. 17. Hymn Of Joy , Henry Van Dyke
  18. 18. ....Tears Of Joy... , Eyan Desir
  19. 19. Songs Of Joy , William Henry Davies
  20. 20. Surprised By Joy , William Wordsworth
  21. 21. Joy, Shipmate, Joy! , Walt Whitman
  22. 22. 'Tis So Much Joy! , Emily Dickinson
  23. 23. Joy And Peace In Believing , John Newton
  24. 24. Work And Joy , Robert William Service
  25. 25. "An Old Man Search For Joy" , Kelvin Broadwater
  26. 26. Stanzas For Music: There's Not A Joy The.. , George Gordon Byron
  27. 27. Joy And Sorrow , Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  28. 28. Joy And Peace In Believing , William Cowper
  29. 29. Sonnet Xli: Why Do I Speak Of Joy , Michael Drayton
  30. 30. * A Joy , Samanyan Lakshminarayanan
  31. 31. Mischievous Joy , Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  32. 32. Joy-Bells , Siegfried Sassoon
  33. 33. * A Joy! , Deva De Silva
  34. 34. Joy , Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  35. 35. This World's Joy , Anonymous
  36. 36. (728) Christmas Joy , Melvina Germain
  37. 37. ' Joy And Peace And Love ' , Carmela Patterson
  38. 38. Peacock Story 9 - Joy Of Joys , Alison Cassidy
  39. 39. Joy In Joy , Vishal Kumar
  40. 40. A Life Without Joy , GREENWOLFE 1962
  41. 41. The Joy Of Childhood , George Darley
  42. 42. To Joy , Edmund Blunden
  43. 43. Interval Of Joy , Giorgos Seferis
  44. 44. A Child Brings Joy , Theresa Ann Moore
  45. 45. Jaloppy Joy , Robert William Service
  46. 46. 0017 And Where The Joy , Michael Shepherd
  47. 47. My Simple Joy , Meggie Gultiano
  48. 48. The Joy Of Little Things , Robert William Service
  49. 49. Love, Joy, Peace And Presence , Christian Eliab Ratnam
  50. 50. Persuasions To Joy, A Song , Thomas Carew
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