Wednesday, May 11, 2011

the solid ground of new life

The Opening of Eyes

That day I saw beneath dark clouds

the passing light over the water

and I heard the voice of the world speak out,

I knew then, as I had before

life is no passing memory of what has been

nor the remaining pages in a great book

waiting to be read.

It is the opening of eyes long closed.

It is the vision of far off things

seen for the silence they hold.

It is the heart after years

of secret conversing

speaking out loud in the clear air.

It is Moses in the desert

fallen to his knees before the lit bush.

It is the man throwing away his shoes

as if to enter heaven

and finding himself astonished,

opened at last,

fallen in love with solid ground.

~~ David Whyte

Songs for Coming Home
©1984 Many Rivers Press

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  1. HI BONNIE and Happy belated Mother's Day. Your pictures are exquisite and the writing, inspiring.
    Love to you

  2. that...there is a great sacredness to the death and new life and the peace that resonates from within it...

  3. This rings true for me. Thank you for this.

  4. Simply beautiful...


  5. I feel the same way seeing the first shoots of spring at long last. Lovely lyrics and photos.

  6. New beginnings, or coming home, it's Spring everywhere and we are glad.

  7. David Whyte DOES have a way with words. . .

  8. Simply ~Beautiful~ and i ~Love~ the quote <3


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