box of darkness

The Uses of Sorrow
(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.

Mary Oliver
from Thirst

6 thoughts on “box of darkness”

  1. greg says:

    This helped today, thanks

  2. !spark! says:


    More tears.


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