Holder of Sorrows

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub:  Beyond Meaning
or the Resolution of Opposites  (posted by Laura)

"From the Latin, para translates as ‘beyond’ and doxum as ‘meaning’ so paradoxum is literally ’beyond meaning’. It does not connote meaninglessness but rather unbelievable in the first instance, with its departure from received wisdom and juxtaposition of incongruous ideas. The seeming contradiction surprises the reader and enables a rethink for an unexpected insight."

"For this Poetics challenge I’m giving you choices but you can only choose ONE!!
 Here are some lines from Paul Dunbar’s The Paradox:  – select ONE and build your poem around it."
 I am thy fool in the morning, thou art my slave in the night.
 I am the mother of sorrows; I am the ender of grief;
 I am the bud and the blossom, I am the late-falling leaf

My heart holds all
your sorrows, your
losses, your pain.
In this way I hope
to protect you, to
quickly intercept
your suffering.


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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9 Responses to Holder of Sorrows

  1. msjadeli says:

    A person with such compassion for others is a godsend. Maybe this is God talking? Either way it’s a blessing 🙂


  2. Sorrows shared makes them manageable


  3. sanaarizvi says:

    Gorgeous write! 💝💝


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