Inspiration – Juicy Heart

Posted: December 17, 2011 in Inspiration, Joy, Learning, Poetry

Today INSPIRATION is from a Poem:

Everything is Waiting for You

Your great mistake is to act the drama
as if you were alone. As if life
were a progressive and cunning crime
with no witness to the tiny hidden
transgressions. To feel abandoned is to deny
the intimacy of your surroundings. Surely,
even you, at times, have felt the grand array;
the swelling presence, and the chorus, crowding
out your solo voice You must note
the way the soap dish enables you,
or the window latch grants you freedom.
Alertness is the hidden discipline of familiarity.
The stairs are your mentor of things
to come, the doors have always been there
to frighten you and invite you,
and the tiny speaker in the phone
is your dream-ladder to divinity.

Put down the weight of your aloneness and ease into
the conversation. The kettle is singing
even as it pours you a drink, the cooking pots
have left their arrogant aloofness and
seen the good in you at last. All the birds
and creatures of the world are unutterably
themselves. Everything is waiting for you.

— David Whyte

Inspire – Water Taxi Venice 2010

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  1. John Peters-Campbell says:

    Thank you, sweetheart. I didn’t know this poem and it was especially apropos heading into this holiday season with all of my students gone, half my colleagues, and a busy day (apparently) alone in a city of, ahem, fourteen million people.

    Thank you also for all that water in the taxi picture. There’s water here, in surprising array. But not quite like the lake or the ocean or the planet ocean.

  2. John Peters-Campbell says:

    And I find my comment is “awaiting moderation.” Goodness. Could be a long wait. I’m not much given to moderation these days…

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