Tuesday, January 6, 2009

A Really Cool Poem

My friend recently shared this poem with me and I liked it so much I wanted to share it with you.

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 eyesto 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.

by David WhyteFrom "The House of Belonging"
In "Risking Everything",eidted by Roger Housden

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