writing inspiration

The Journey

April 13, 2015
I discovered this piece by poet and philosopher David Whyte in BrainPickings.org‘s weekly e-newsletter. Whyte’s words sing to my healing heart.

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.

–David Whyte, “The Journey,” The House of Belonging


courtesy DavidWhyte.com
photo courtesy of DavidWhyte.com


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