— 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 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
anything or anyone
that does not bring you alive
is too small for you.
Lovely and so appropriate for this season of the dark. I especially resonated with the last two lines. Thank you
My pleasure, Victoria. Yes, Barbara, it appears we are in the realm of paradox!
Tired vision, blindness, darkness, night…yet all under the theme of “Sweet Darkness” – thank you, Sage, for sharing David Whyte’s poetry.
I read this after a hard day at work. Thanks so much for sharing it. I have subscribed to your blog as well. (Stop by mine sometime!)