Sweet Darkness

When your eyes are tired the world is tired also.

Photo by Ewelina Karezona Karbowiak on Unsplash


Sometimes things go flat, dull, lacking sparkle.  Sometimes this lasts for a while and fear can rise up

a fear of allowing the flat time….if I do I may never get out of bed or wash my hair again….

I read this David Whyte poem today that puts so beautifully how that flat, dark time can be just what is needed to come alive again.

Sweet Darkness

When your eyes are tired

the world is tired also.

When your vision is gone

no part of the world can find you.

Time to go into the dark

where the night has eyes

to recognise 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.


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