Comfort In Tears
How happens it that thou art sad,
While happy all appear?
Thine eye proclaims too well that thou
Hast wept full many a tear.
"If I have wept in solitude,
None other shares my grief,
And tears to me sweet balsam are,
And give my heart relief."
Thy happy friends invite thee now,--
Oh come, then, to our breast!
And let the loss thou hast sustain'd
Be there to us confess'd!
"Ye shout, torment me, knowing not
What 'tis afflicteth me;
Ah no! I have sustained no loss,
Whate'er may wanting be."
If so it is, arise in haste!
Thou'rt young and full of life.
At years like thine, man's blest with strength.
And courage for the strife.
"Ah no! in vain 'twould be to strive,
The thing I seek is far;
It dwells as high, it gleams as fair
As yonder glitt'ring star."
The stars we never long to clasp,
We revel in their light,
And with enchantment upward gaze,
Each clear and radiant night.
"And I with rapture upward gaze,
On many a blissful day;
Then let me pass the night in tears,
Till tears are wip'd away!
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
I smile at the above poem. How apt!
Steve wants to take me to dinner so I have freshened myself, and put on a lovely sweater and a beautiful necklace and my wig. My stomach is tender, but I can sit in candlelight and gaze and feast. Something else that came up today and yesterday is that I feel I am needing to keep growing my heart, expanding it out, to contain all these gifts I am daily given. It can only be a good thing I realize to have such an experience, and today, I feel as though I am pregnant in my heart, it is so full of love from all of you. Thank you!! "Thank you for my existence." My life is rich!