Posted by: drjamm | December 22, 2008

Sweet darkness

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Sweet Darkness

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
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 (House of Belonging)

jamm@brightheartsinging.wordpress.com

I wish you a beautiful Winter Solstice!



Credits and links: I found the link to David Whyte’s poem at http://www.panhala.net/Archive/Sweet_Darkness.html

Photo credit: Thanks to Lucille and Garry Richardson for letting me use the top Australian sunset photo. The lower photo is by jamm@brightheartsinging.wordpress.com.

bright heart singing, copyright 2008 – jamm. Creative commons attribution, non-commercial sharing only (translation: feel free to quote me in context or use this entry but please always credit me for my work, thanks.) https://brightheartsinging.wordpress.com

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