A creature shrieks in the street tonight.
I sit and wonder if those shrieks are of ecstasy or pain or longing (or)...
For me there is often little difference [and so, I wonder]
Have I known pain in longing? (I must answer 'of course')
But more mysteriously:
Do I know the most exquisite ecstasy by feeling the most agonizing pain?
So strange that I always cry in sadness, happiness, and awe.