When Leaving Becomes Arriving: Poet & Philosopher David Whyte on Ending Relationships


Some beauty and profundity for a Tuesday morning. Wonderful poems from David and Mary, and thank you to Maria Popova and Brainpickings for this article.

This is from David Whyte’s ‘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.’

Here’s Mary’s poem, which we have posted before:-


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