The Uses of Sorrow

tahoe_may_moonToday’s Lenten poem from Education for Justice is by Mary Oliver, a favorite of many.

The Uses of Sorrow

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

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

Source: “The Uses of Sorrow” from Thirst, by Mary Oliver. Boston: Beacon
Press, 2006.

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