Monday, February 21, 2011

Poem for Monday

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

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 
Image by Paul Clancy for Mole Hollow Candles


  1. been reading your posts at work the past couple of eves and been waiting to get home to comment but natch forget what my comments were -- dang you do have a talented pack o' young 'uns don't you? would love to catch that theater sometime...