Nothing Loved is Ever Lost

Explore the profound themes of grief and interconnectedness in Madeleine L'Engle's "A Ring of Endless Light." Unpack a poignant poem that captures the universal experience of loss and the timeless comfort of love. Dive into the cosmic significance of every life and discover why nothing cherished is ever truly lost. Learn how love’s song endures in a world where all are born to die. Join us in celebrating the shared journey of existence and the undying legacy of affection. Read more about this literary masterpiece and find solace in its timeless wisdom.

Nothing Loved is Ever Lost
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The earth will never be the same again. Rock, water, tree, iron, share this grief. As distant stars participate in the pain. A candle snuffed, a falling star or leaf. A dolphin death, O this particular loss. A Heaven-mourned; for if no angel cried. If this small one was tossed away as dross.
The very galaxies would have lied. How shall we sing our love's song now. In this strange land where all are born to die? Each tree and leaf and star show how.
The universe is part of this one cry. Every life is noted and is cherished, and nothing loved is ever lost or perished.

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