Mary Oliver’s ‘The Uses of Sorrow’

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

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

– Mary Oliver, “The Uses of Sorrow”

4 thoughts on “Mary Oliver’s ‘The Uses of Sorrow’

  1. Sue

    Ah, Michelle. Another great Mary Oliver quote! Sometimes I read her stuff and am left sitting there, shaking my head in silent awe.

  2. Carolee

    michelle — i’m going to add this to my page of quotes. i don’t remember reading this mary oliver piece but i must, i must, i must. thanks for posting it!

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