Single sunbeam

“A single sunbeam is enough to drive away many shadows”


Icon: “A Bird Preaches to Saint Francis”

Artist: Kelly Latimore Icons

A better place

To this day I believe we are here on Earth to live, grow,

and do what we can to make this world a better place for all people to enjoy freedom.


Quote: Rosa Parks

Image: Tianshu Liu

times of scarcity

Times of scarcity need to be met with generosity,
times of fear with comfort,
times of uncertainty with presence.
When we care for those around us,
we create a field of love.

 


Quote: Thomas Hübl
Photo: Matthew T Rader on Unsplash

to live alone…

IT HAPPENS TO THOSE WHO LIVE ALONE

It happens to those
who live alone
that they feel sure
of visitors
when no one else
is there.

until the one day
and the one
particular
hour
working in the
quiet garden,

when they realize
at once,
that all along
they have been
an invitation
to everything
and every kind
of trouble

and that life
happens by
to those who
inhabit
silence

like the bees
visiting
the tall mallow
on their legs of gold,
or the wasps
going from
door to door
in the tall forest
of the daisies.

I have my freedom
today
because nothing
really happened

and nobody came
to see me,
only the slow
growing of the garden
in the summer heat

and the silence
of that
unborn life
making itself
known at my desk,

my hands
still
dark
with the crumbling
soil
as I write
and watch

the first lines
of a new poem
like flowers
of scarlet fire
coming to fullness
in a clear light.

 


Quote: IT HAPPENS TO THOSE WHO LIVE ALONE
In The House of Belonging
Many Rivers Press. © David Whyte

Sunday Summer Morning
Photo © David Whyte
May 30th 2016