Sweet Darkness

Sweet Darkness

David Whyte

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.

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As we greet this day of autumn equinox at the balance of light and dark, this is feeling like a good poem to sit with, a reminder of the sweetness of understanding the darkness and who we really are.

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