Wednesday, June 7, 2017

The Gift of Darkness . . .

Sweet Darkness
When your eyes are tired                          
the world is tired also.
When your vision is gone                       
no part of the world                     
can find you.

Time to go into the dark     
where the night has eyes                         
to recognize its own.
There you can be sure           
you are not beyond love.       

The dark will be                           
your womb tonight.
The night will give you a horizon
 further than you can see.

You must learn one thing.                
The world was made                                  
to be free in.
Give up all the other worlds
except the one to which you belong.

Sometimes it takes darkness
 and the sweet confinement
of your aloneness to learn . . .
Anything or anyone
that does not bring you alive    
is too small for you.
 _ David Whyte

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