life: acoustic & amplified

poetry, quotes & thoughts about life

questions that don’t go away…



if you move carefully

through the forest

like the ones

in the old stories
who could cross

a shimmering bed of dry leaves

without a sound,
you come 

to a place

whose only task
is to trouble you

with tiny

but frightening requests
conceived out of nowhere

but in this place

beginning to lead everywhere.
requests to stop what

you are doing right now,

to stop what you

are becoming

while you do it,

that can make

or unmake

a life,

that have patiently 

waited for you,
questions that have no right 

to go away.


  Sometimes by David Whyte


Listen to Norah Jones sing Things You Don’t Have to Do 

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