life: acoustic & amplified

poetry, quotes & thoughts about life

bittersweet days  



Sometimes, you need the ocean light, 

and colors you’ve never seen before

painted through an evening sky.
Sometimes you need your God 

to be a simple invitation

not a telling word of wisdom.
Sometimes you need only the first shyness 

that comes from being shown things

far beyond your understanding,
so that you can fly and become free

by being still and by being still here.
And then there are times you want to be 

brought to ground by touch 

and touch alone.
To know those arms around you

and to make your home in the world 

just by being wanted. 
To see eyes looking back at you,

as eyes should see you at last,


seeing you, as you always wanted to be seen,

seeing you, as you yourself 

had always wanted to see the world.


© David Whyte ‘SECOND SIGHT’


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