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"The Uses of Sorrow", by Mary Oliver

A dear student reminded me of this poem a few days ago.

The Uses of Sorrow

by Mary Oliver

Someone I loved once gave me

a box full of darkness.

It took me years to understand

that this, too, was a gift.

In nature, death is only transformation. Belmont, CA, 2023

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