Sunday, December 20, 2009


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

6 comments:

Willow said...

Merry Christmas, Yolanda!

Char said...

beautiful shot

Cindy said...

Thanks so much for sharing this! It is beautiful! Hope you have a super fantastic Christmas! Will be thinking of you!

Relyn said...

That is a marvelous picture. Did you take it?

My Life My Life My Life said...

'It is the opening of eyes long closed'...

wow

Shirley said...

Thanks for your comment. I've bookmarked you so I can return to read as soon as I settle a bit later this week.