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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.
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Poems About Joy
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- 3. Infant Joy , William Blake
- 4. A Daily Joy To Be Alive , Jimmy Santiago Baca
- 5. Blank Joy , Rainer Maria Rilke
- 6. Joy And Pleasure , William Henry Davies
- 7. *** And You Will Shed Tears Of Joy *** , ANJALI SINHA
- 8. Joy , Carl Sandburg
- 9. Joy , Ella Wheeler Wilcox
- 10. Joy , Sara Teasdale
- 11. The Joy Of Being , Sandra Fowler
- 12. My Dearest Frank, I Wish You Joy , Jane Austen
- 13. Hymn To Joy , Friedrich Schiller
- 14. One Hour To Madness And Joy , Walt Whitman
- 15. Morning Joy , Claude McKay
- 16. Sadness And Joy , William Henry Davies
- 17. Surprised By Joy , William Wordsworth
- 18. Joy, Shipmate, Joy! , Walt Whitman
- 19. Hymn Of Joy , Henry Van Dyke
- 20. 'Tis So Much Joy! , Emily Dickinson
- 21. Joy And Peace In Believing , John Newton
- 22. Work And Joy , Robert William Service
- 23. Songs Of Joy , William Henry Davies
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- 26. Joy And Sorrow , Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
- 27. Joy And Peace In Believing , William Cowper
- 28. Sonnet Xli: Why Do I Speak Of Joy , Michael Drayton
- 29. Mischievous Joy , Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
- 30. Joy-Bells , Siegfried Sassoon
- 31. * A Joy! , Deva De Silva
- 32. (728) Christmas Joy , Melvina Germain
- 33. * A Joy , Samanyan Lakshminarayanan
- 34. Joy , Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
- 35. This World's Joy , Anonymous
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- 37. The Joy Of Childhood , George Darley
- 38. A Child Brings Joy , Theresa Ann Moore
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- 40. Joy In Joy , Vishal Kumar
- 41. A Life Without Joy , GREENWOLFE 1962
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- 43. Jaloppy Joy , Robert William Service
- 44. 0017 And Where The Joy , Michael Shepherd
- 45. My Simple Joy , Meggie Gultiano
- 46. The Joy Of Little Things , Robert William Service
- 47. Love, Joy, Peace And Presence , Christian Eliab Ratnam
- 48. Persuasions To Joy, A Song , Thomas Carew
- 49. (708) Joy Of Christmas , Melvina Germain
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