Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Fran and The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Today sucked. Sorry to be crass, but that's really all I can do to sum up Tuesday, Sept. 29.

A message board friend sent me this poem. I'd never heard of David Whyte until yesterday. Now he's on my list of favorite poets!

"Sweet Darkness"
by David Whyte

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 womb

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.

(with apologies to Ms. Judith Viorst for borrowing the title of her most famous book)

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