It is not enough…

I read this poem on one of my favorite blogs today called “Daily Poetics” (it’s in my blogroll) and it just floored me, so profoundly beautiful. I immediately sent it to all of my closest friends and now I share it here.

While today was supposed to be spent clearing my house and mind of clutter – instead I spent the whole day creating more. Five or six pieces came out of my barrel firing, not exactly as expected but still happy with the results of my first firing of this type. Already the wheels are turning in terms of what I’d do differently and want to try next time.

I’ll post some photos tomorrow when I can take them outside in the sun to shoot.

Enjoy the poem.

It is Not Enough

It is not enough to know.
It is not enough to follow
the inward road conversing in secret.

It is not enough to see straight ahead,
to gaze at the unborn
thinking the silence belongs to you.

It is not enough to hear
even the tiniest edge of rain.

You must go to the place
where everything waits,
there, when you finally rest,
even one word will do,
one word or the palm of your hand
turning outward
in the gesture of gift.

And now we are truly afraid
to find the great silence
asking so little.

One word, one word only.

-David Whyte

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One Response to “It is not enough…”

  1. Oh, yes. Lovely.

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