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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

  • Silver Star - 3,143 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 - 65,910 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. Sorrow , Edna St. Vincent Millay
  6. 6. Lays Of Sorrow , Lewis Carroll
  7. 7. Guilt And Sorrow , William Wordsworth
  8. 8. Kin To Sorrow , Edna St. Vincent Millay
  9. 9. In Sorrow , Sylvia Chidi
  10. 10. No To Sorrow , Hasmukh Amathalal
  11. 11. Song Of Unending Sorrow. , Bai Juyi
  12. 12. In Memoriam 3: O Sorrow, Cruel Fellowship , Alfred Lord Tennyson
  13. 13. ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! * Untold Grip .. , Dr subhendu kar
  14. 14. Interlude: Songs Out Of Sorrow , Sara Teasdale
  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. Sorrow , Li Ching Chao
  22. 22. Sorrow Of Departure , Li Ching Chao
  23. 23. Joy And Sorrow , Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  24. 24. Free Verse Personification Poem- Sorrow .. , Chantelle Clark
  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. What Sorrow Has Befallen Me , ANDREW BLAKEMORE
  30. 30. ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ***joy And Sorrow*.. , Dr subhendu kar
  31. 31. Sorrow , Mariah Whitfield
  32. 32. *for A Friend In Time Of Her Constant So.. , Ted Sheridan
  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. Sorrow , David Kowalczyk
  36. 36. In Joy And Sorrow , Maria C. Pires Costa
  37. 37. Sweet Sorrow. , Fay Slimm
  38. 38. A Time To Bury Sorrow , david lessard
  39. 39. Afghani's Sorrow , Afzal Shauq
  40. 40. ' Joy And Sorrow...............' , fawzia zie
  41. 41. In Time Of Sorrow , Robert Fuller Murray
  42. 42. Silenced By Sorrow (For Denis Joe) , Mary Nagy
  43. 43. Sorrow , Dillon Crawford
  44. 44. Only God—detect The Sorrow , Emily Dickinson
  45. 45. # Parting Is Not Sweet Sorrow , Sonya Florentino
  46. 46. Sorrow , Danielle Noguet
  47. 47. As We Bask In Sorrow , kamryn chew
  48. 48. Sorrow , Simone Brown
  49. 49. ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! *** Grip Of Sorrow **.. , Dr subhendu kar
  50. 50. Night Jasmine- Tree Of Sorrow , Mamta Agarwal
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