Peace for the Soul

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EMPYREAN LIGHT.
Photo © David Whyte
Barga, Tuscany. Oct 7th 2015

BLESSING FOR THE LIGHT

I thank you, light, again,
for helping me to find
the outline of my daughter’s face.

I thank you light, for the subtle way
your merest touch gives shape
to such things I could
only learn to love
through your delicate instruction,

and I thank you, this morning
waking again,
most intimately and secretly
for your visible invisibility,

the way you make me look
at the face of the world
so that everything, becomes
an eye to everything else
and so that strangely,
I also see myself being seen,
so that I can be born again
in that sight, so that

I can have this one other way
along with every other way,
to know that I am here.



BLESSING FOR THE LIGHT
From
THE BELL AND THE BLACKBIRD
Poetry by David Whyte
APRIL 2018 © David Whyte and Many Rivers Press


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A delicate instruction indeed, and one made for us everyday to outline our world, our loved ones, and every other miraculous detail, right down to our next literal step in life, a delicacy though, too often received by a mind that has no eyes to really see, nor ears to really hear, nor a rested seating in the body able to take in the richness and appreciate the everyday gift of sight and light itself, always coming to find us, new and newly seen again. DW

EMPYREAN LIGHT.
Photo © David Whyte
Barga, Tuscany. Oct 7th 2015

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