Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 – 1882), who was one of the early American poets to gain wider acclaim.
Sorrow found me when I was young
Sorrow waited, sorrow won.
Taken from the album track ‘Sorrow’ from High Violent by Ohio group The National (2010).
Came in from a rainy Thursday on the avenue
Thought I heard you talking softly.
I turned on the lights, the TV, and the radio
Still I can’t escape the ghost of you.
Taken from the song ‘Ordinary World’ by Duran Duran (1993) from their self-titled album.