Reader comment on Naomi Shihab Nye's passage ...
On Apr 19, 2011 Kathryn wrote:|
The part of the poem that referred to sorrow - I have experienced that sorrow. I lost my son, and the sorrow that sprang forth from my being was beyond anything that words can express. These words of Nye's capture it as best as anything:
Before you know kindness as the deepest thing inside,
This cateclysmic event in my heart enabled me to become even more kind and compassionate than ever before. This poem is so powerful to me.