What matters is not the tears he sheds but the vale of tears
he leaves behind.
Like theirs, her style is deceptively simple and direct, and the vale of tears
in which some of her characters reside is never so deep that a rich chuckle at a foolish person's foolishness cannot be heard.''
A few more steps along life's road, perhaps a few more years, then by Gods grace we'll meet again, beyond the vale of tears
. Love and miss you - Gladys xxx DORAN Sean In loving memory of a dear Dad, Grandad and Great Grandad.
I FEEL somewhat displeased and dissatisfied with the Vale of Glamorgan Council at the present time (it might be rude though to describe them as the Vale of Tears
On the first anniversary of the Hungerford Massacre the headlines spoke of The Town That Learned to Smile Again and Sunshine in the Vale of Tears
Only in post-Biblical Hebrew literature does the phrase Emek Ha-bakha mean "vale of tears" and it is part of a verse--"Long have you dwelled in the vale of tears
"--in the Friday night hymn, "L'kha Dodi." Also, a historical work by Joseph Hakohen depicting the sufferings of the Jews is called Emek Ha-Bakha (1558).
The fact that these ``bed-blockers'' have lived and loved through the vale of tears
that has been Britain for the past 80 or more years, and in some cases have borne arms in defence of our country, cuts no mustard with those who ruthlessly enforce NHS targets.
Halfway through the volume the reader is introduced to a "we," implying the possibility of sharing one's fate, and in the title poem there finally emerges a "you." However, not until the memorial poem about Harding's own mother, overpowering in its agony and beauty, is a dialogue finally established, and here for the first time a way leading beyond the vale of tears
is indicated: "you dress yourself in light / and get ready." This note of hope also resounds in the volume's closing lines, describing the poet's "waiting / for the telephone to be reconnected."