This Chapter….

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This Chapter is closed now
Not one word more
Until we meet some day
and the voices rising
to the window
take wing and fly

Open the old casement
To the lands we have forgotten,
Look to the M01mtains and ridgeways
And the steep valleys
Quilted by Green

Here as the last words fall away·
The great and silent rivers of life
Are flowing into the oceans,

And on a day like any other
They will carry you again
Abandoned,
On the currents you have fought
To the place
You did not know
You belonged

And just as you came into life
Surprised
You go out again
Lifted,
Cloud-hidden
From one unknown
To another
And fall and turn
And appear again in the mountains
Not remembering

How in the beginning
You refused
To join,
Could not speak of,
Did not even know
You were that deep
Calm
Welling
Almost forgotten
Spring
Of eternal presence

—David Whyte

 

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Posted by | Paul Reynolds
Paul has been a yoga teacher on the Island of Kauai for many years and is the facilitator of the weekly Living the Question Blog - a repository of wisdom and inspiration. Paul also produces and hosts Le Guru is You Radio Show, showcasing everyday gurus.

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