Saturday, 10 October 2015

30 Days of Harvest - Day 25

Ah, such inspiration in today's email... A poem by a FAVOURITE poet, David Whyte :)

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 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.

LOVE every word of this!!

Photo prompt: Sweet darkness

Love our fireplace at this time of year :)


  1. This hit me strongly too -- I did not leave a comment when I first read it because there was so much to process! After working on a computer all day, I sometimes do feel that both my eyes and the world are tired as night falls. Hadn't thought to look at it as a blessing, as quiet time that I need to rest and reflect. Thank you. :)

    1. Love this comment, Meg, for so many reasons... thank you :) xx


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