Saturday, January 14, 2012

The Dark

When your eyes are tired
the world is tired also.

When your vision has 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

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.

- by David Whyte


  1. this is a fantastic piece and I really appreciate you sharing it. a great new years poem which I sent on to some folks who could use the grounding and inspiration. thanks for your consistent belief in our struggle. love your work.
    happy new year.