Unseen Gifts

A recently read poem has been re-playing in my head:

The Uses of Sorrow

by Mary Oliver

(In my sleep I dreamed this poem)

Someone I loved once gave me
a box full of darkness.

It took me years to understand
that this, too, was a gift.



Filed under Quotations

2 responses to “Unseen Gifts

  1. Ana

    Thanks for the Mary Oliver poem. I hadn’t read this one. Amazing really. (I often teach her poem “Singapore.” I highly recommend it. (Nice blog, too. I read found it while searching for readings of the film Bloomington. I like interpretation of the ending.)

    • thanks for taking the time to comment~
      truthfully, i’m not a huge poetry buff and i came across mary oliver’s poem by accident but found it beautiful. i’ll be sure to read some of her other pieces too. 🙂

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