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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 - 1,973 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 - 64,103 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 Sorrow

  1. 1. Joy And Sorrow Chapter Viii , Khalil Gibran
  2. 2. Infant Sorrow , William Blake
  3. 3. On Another's Sorrow , William Blake
  4. 4. The Sorrow Of Love , William Butler Yeats
  5. 5. Lays Of Sorrow , Lewis Carroll
  6. 6. Sorrow , Edna St. Vincent Millay
  7. 7. Kin To Sorrow , Edna St. Vincent Millay
  8. 8. Guilt And Sorrow , William Wordsworth
  9. 9. No To Sorrow , Hasmukh Amathalal
  10. 10. In Sorrow , Sylvia Chidi
  11. 11. In Memoriam 3: O Sorrow, Cruel Fellowship , Alfred Lord Tennyson
  12. 12. ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! * Untold Grip .. , Dr subhendu kar
  13. 13. Interlude: Songs Out Of Sorrow , Sara Teasdale
  14. 14. Song Of Unending Sorrow. , Bai Juyi
  15. 15. The Bullets Of Sorrow , Dr Hitesh Sheth
  16. 16. A Secret Sorrow , Seema Chowdhury
  17. 17. Sorrow , David Herbert Lawrence
  18. 18. The Wind Of Sorrow , Henry Van Dyke
  19. 19. Sorrow , Algernon Charles Swinburne
  20. 20. Bare Eyes Crack With Sorrow , Sandra Fowler
  21. 21. Joy And Sorrow , Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  22. 22. Sorrow , Li Ching Chao
  23. 23. Free Verse Personification Poem- Sorrow .. , Chantelle Clark
  24. 24. *barren Walls Of Sorrow , Bonnie Collins
  25. 25. The Bliss Of Sorrow , Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  26. 26. Sorrow Of Departure , Li Ching Chao
  27. 27. ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! *flings Of Sorrow .. , Dr subhendu kar
  28. 28. Has Sorrow Thy Young Days Shaded , Thomas Moore
  29. 29. ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ***joy And Sorrow*.. , Dr subhendu kar
  30. 30. Sorrow , Mariah Whitfield
  31. 31. *for A Friend In Time Of Her Constant So.. , Ted Sheridan
  32. 32. What Sorrow Has Befallen Me , ANDREW BLAKEMORE
  33. 33. I'Ll Not Confer With Sorrow , Thomas Bailey Aldrich
  34. 34. Though The Last Glimpse Of Erin With Sor.. , Thomas Moore
  35. 35. # Parting Is Not Sweet Sorrow , Sonya Florentino
  36. 36. In Joy And Sorrow , Maria C. Pires Costa
  37. 37. Sorrow , David Kowalczyk
  38. 38. Sweet Sorrow. , Fay Slimm
  39. 39. A Time To Bury Sorrow , david lessard
  40. 40. Afghani's Sorrow , Afzal Shauq
  41. 41. ' Joy And Sorrow...............' , fawzia zie
  42. 42. Lemon Sorrow , Samantha Guinen
  43. 43. Silenced By Sorrow (For Denis Joe) , Mary Nagy
  44. 44. Sorrow , Dillon Crawford
  45. 45. In Time Of Sorrow , Robert Fuller Murray
  46. 46. Only God—detect The Sorrow , Emily Dickinson
  47. 47. Sorrow , Danielle Noguet
  48. 48. As We Bask In Sorrow , kamryn chew
  49. 49. River Of Sorrow , Samantha Guinen
  50. 50. Sorrow , Simone Brown
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