Sweet Darkness – David Whyte

Beautiful, resonant words and photograph from David’s Facebook page.

Here’s the text, for those who have difficulty seeing Facebook links:-

‘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 home 
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.

‘Sweet Darkness’
From ‘The House of Belonging’
Poems by David Whyte

Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter

Counselling in Exeter since 1994

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