Saturday, January 9, 2010

The Journey


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
small, 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
you are arriving.


~ David Whyte ~
(House of Belonging)



What is the one line written inside you?
If you do not yet know,
What would you like it to be?

9 comments:

  1. bonnie - what a gorgeous and thoughtful piece of writing! Sometimes "everything has to be inscribed across the heavens so you can find
    the one line already written inside you."
    the line written inside me - bring goodness to the world in whatever form is possible or necessary. have a peaceful day. steven

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  2. I hope I have more than one line written inside me Bonnie. Maybe two a least, although I'd prefer several hundred.

    This year I'm glad I didn't join the snowbirds heading south, its colder down there than it is in Toronto.

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  3. oh, i love this verse...mine is written in very small letters so i cant read it without my magnifying glass...smiles. actually i have recently gon through a period where i felt it being rewritten...

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  4. gorgeous post - thanks for the food for thought!

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  5. "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." I LOVE THAT!!! Simply an incredible post!!! Are you going to make an art piece out of it?? The photo paired with the words is extremely uplifting and incredibly inspiring! ~Janine XO

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  6. Oh what a lovely post this is..I read it several times...There is alot to think about in that..beautiful!

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  7. I believe one line would be...Be Silent, Listen and Make Memories!

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  8. What a beautiful poem. I could read it over, and over again!

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