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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

  • Bronze Star - 2,679 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 - 10,203 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 - 65,717 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. Kin To Sorrow , Edna St. Vincent Millay
  7. 7. Guilt And Sorrow , William Wordsworth
  8. 8. Sorrow , Edna St. Vincent Millay
  9. 9. In Memoriam 3: O Sorrow, Cruel Fellowship , Alfred Lord Tennyson
  10. 10. No To Sorrow , Hasmukh Amathalal
  11. 11. Song Of Unending Sorrow. , Bai Juyi
  12. 12. Interlude: Songs Out Of Sorrow , Sara Teasdale
  13. 13. In Sorrow , Sylvia Chidi
  14. 14. ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! * Untold Grip .. , Dr subhendu kar
  15. 15. Sorrow , David Herbert Lawrence
  16. 16. The Bullets Of Sorrow , Dr Hitesh Sheth
  17. 17. A Secret Sorrow , Seema Chowdhury
  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. Free Verse Personification Poem- Sorrow .. , Chantelle Clark
  22. 22. Joy And Sorrow , Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  23. 23. Sorrow , Li Ching Chao
  24. 24. Sorrow Of Departure , Li Ching Chao
  25. 25. *barren Walls Of Sorrow , Bonnie Collins
  26. 26. The Bliss Of Sorrow , Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  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. Though The Last Glimpse Of Erin With Sor.. , Thomas Moore
  34. 34. Sorrow , David Kowalczyk
  35. 35. In Joy And Sorrow , Maria C. Pires Costa
  36. 36. Sweet Sorrow. , Fay Slimm
  37. 37. A Time To Bury Sorrow , david lessard
  38. 38. Afghani's Sorrow , Afzal Shauq
  39. 39. I'Ll Not Confer With Sorrow , Thomas Bailey Aldrich
  40. 40. ' Joy And Sorrow...............' , fawzia zie
  41. 41. Silenced By Sorrow (For Denis Joe) , Mary Nagy
  42. 42. Sorrow , Dillon Crawford
  43. 43. Only God—detect The Sorrow , Emily Dickinson
  44. 44. # Parting Is Not Sweet Sorrow , Sonya Florentino
  45. 45. Sorrow , Danielle Noguet
  46. 46. As We Bask In Sorrow , kamryn chew
  47. 47. Sorrow , Simone Brown
  48. 48. ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! *** Grip Of Sorrow **.. , Dr subhendu kar
  49. 49. Night Jasmine- Tree Of Sorrow , Mamta Agarwal
  50. 50. Days Without Sorrow , Silence Dogood
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