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Everything is Waiting for You -- David Whyte (Redux)

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  • Barbara Bailey
    EVERYTHING IS WAITING FOR YOU (After Derek Mahon) Your great mistake is to act the drama as if you were alone. As if life were a progressive and cunning crime
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 3, 2008


       
      EVERYTHING IS WAITING FOR YOU
       
      (After Derek Mahon)
       
      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 ~
       
      (Everything is Waiting for You)
       
       
       


       
       
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