Wednesday, April 25, 2018

When your vision has gone (David Whyte)

   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 night 
where the dark has eyes 
to recognize its own. 
There you can be sure 
you are not beyond love. 
The dark will make a home for you  
The night will give you a horizon 
further than you can see.  
You must learn one thing. 
This 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, Sweet Darkness,
The House of Belonging,  1998

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