The Journey….By David Whyte

I’ve never been a huge reader of poetry, or writer of poetry until I became a member of the WP community.  As my time here as moved forward, my horizons have been broadened. I’ve come to appreciate the written word so much more then in my youth. The fact that I discovered and unearthed a want and need to write, well lets just say it was a very cool find.

 I came across the Poet David Whyte, in my email inbox of all places, as an Amazon recommendation. While sipping my coffee yesterday, I decided to check David out. I listened to him reading and sharing some of his poetry on YOUTUBE. Well…looks as though there are some more books to be bought in my future.

THE JOURNEY struck a cord with me. I’ve ‘sticky-noted’ it to my pc (Thnx C for turning me on to the sticky note thingy on this laptop!!) Anyway, I felt the need to share..both in written form and in David’s voice.

 

THE JOURNEY
Above the mountains
the geese turn into
the light again
Painting their
black silhouettes
on an open sky.
Sometimes everything
has to be
inscribed across
the heavens
so you can find
the one line
already written
inside you.
Sometimes it takes
a great sky
to find that
first, bright
and indescribable
wedge of freedom
in your own heart.
Sometimes with
the bones of the black
sticks left when the fire
has gone out
someone has written
something new
in the ashes of your life.
You are not leaving.
Even as the light fades quickly now,
you are arriving.

by David Whyte.

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10 thoughts on “The Journey….By David Whyte

  1. “Sometimes everything
    has to be
    inscribed across
    the heavens
    so you can find
    the one line
    already written
    inside you.”

    Very powerful and thought provoking. This is absolutely beautiful. Thank you for sharing this poem.

  2. “Sometimes everything
    has to be
    inscribed across
    the heavens
    so you can find
    the one line
    already written
    inside you.”

    Oh! Left me breathless! I have one of his books on my TBP list at Amazon. Glad you posted this. (Nice new header, btw…)

  3. Sometimes it takes a great grief
    to discover the newness in life
    Sometimes it takes a great grief
    discovering the newness
    emerging into the light of day
    Sometimes it takes a great grief
    to uncover, to emerge
    to transform into a beautiful
    new dragonfly xx

    This man’s poeming is just beautiful – and inspiring.

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