Thursday, October 9, 2014

Howard Thurman: "For a Time of Sorrow"

I share with you the agony of your grief,
   The anguish of your heart finds echo in my own.
   I know I cannot enter all you feel
   Nor bear with you the burden of your pain;
I can but offer what my love does give:
   The strength of caring,
   The warmth of one who seeks to understand
   The silent storm-swept barrenness of so great a loss.
This I do in quiet ways,
   That on your lonely path
   You may not walk alone.

"For a Time of Sorrow" by Howard Thurman, from Meditations of the Heart. © Beacon Press, 1999.

Art credit: Untitled image by unknown photographer (originally color).



  1. This poem describes what I hope to be for others in their grief.

  2. Beautiful,touching and soulful


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