the one line already written inside you

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, The Journey

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  1. Posted March 22, 2013 at 7:53 am | Permalink

    You remind me how much I love David Whyte!

  2. Posted March 22, 2013 at 10:46 am | Permalink

    I just read TEN on Huff Post. It’s a grand slam home run. Proud to know you, you’re an amazing writer and you helped inspire me to get off my a*& and try my hand at blogging. Hope to see you sometime soon! xx

    admin Reply:

    Brooke! It’s such fun to hear from you, and I can’t wait to read your blog. Off to check it out now!

  3. Posted March 22, 2013 at 1:39 pm | Permalink

    Love this, made me smile.

  4. Posted March 28, 2013 at 1:03 am | Permalink

    Just what I needed and how things have been feeling recently.


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