Come ye disconsolate whereer you languish come

Come, ye disconsolate, where’er you languish,
Come at the shrine of God fervently kneel;
Here bring your wounded hearts, here tell your anguish?
Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal.
~Thomas Moore, c.1813, published in Sacred Songs, 1816

In my lucias absence life hangs upon

In my Lucia’s absence
Life hangs upon me, and becomes a burden;
I am ten times undone, while hope, and fear,
And grief, and rage and love rise up at once,
And with variety of pain distract me.
~Joseph Addison

Memory is a way of holding onto

Memory is a way of holding onto the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lose.  ~From the television show The Wonder Years

She was no longer wrestling with the

She was no longer wrestling with the grief, but could sit down with it as a lasting companion and make it a sharer in her thoughts.  ~George Eliot

When you are sorrowful look again in

When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.  ~Kahlil Gibran