Learn to capture the gift of this moment. We cannot retrieve the ones we have lost. – KLang
THE OPENING OF EYES
That day I saw beneath dark clouds
the passing light over the water
and I heard the voice of the world speak out,
I knew then, as I had before
life is no passing memory of what has been
nor the remaining pages in a great book
waiting to be read.
It is the opening of eyes long closed.
It is the vision of far off things
seen for the silence they hold.
It is the heart after years
of secret conversing
speaking out loud in the clear air.
It is Moses in the desert
fallen to his knees before the lit bush.
It is the man throwing away his shoes
as if to enter heaven
and finding himself astonished,
opened at last,
fallen in love with solid ground.
— David Whyte
from Songs for Coming Home
34 thoughts on “Capture this moment…..”
It is, Thankyou Nico 🙏🏻
Love this man! Love you Karen 💛
His work is beautiful. Thankyou Val 🙏🏻
Love this Karen.
Love his work but haven’t seen this one before.
It’s very moving. I love it too. Thankyou Sawsan. 💚
Very beautiful Karen – thank you. ❤
Thanks Diana. 💚
Lovely post, Karen!
Thankyou Eliza 💚
I hadn’t read anything by David Whyte in a long time. Thank you!
Your welcome Emilie 💚
Beautiful post Karen 🙂
Thankyou Irene 💜
happy to have received
this wonderful moment, Karen 🙂
Always lovely to see you here David. 🙏🏻
So moving, Karen, and so apt in this glorious time of transition. Doing my darnedest to appreciate every Crimson hue…
You are very present and aware Lori! and we do have so much to appreciate in this beautiful world. 🌸🌻🌸
Awww, thank you Karen. Coming from you that is high praise indeed….
A wonderful poem Karen. Just love the metaphors and the expressed truth in the words.
I agree Don. I was moved by this truth too. Thankyou 🙏🏻
Beautiful poem, quote and images! I’m out there with my net trying to capture the moment…not always successful 🙂
Well done! It is difficult at times, but I think we are all making an effort to seize the day. Thankyou Helen. 🙏🏻
Nothing like the present moment if you are present for it!
Exactly Mary! I don’t want to miss anything 😃 Have a lovely day 💚
Inspirational, as always:).
Thankyou Kristine! Love connecting with you. 🙏🏻
fabulous. inspiring. I’m going to look him up. but first…. going to go out, and ‘smell the roses and watch some butterflies dance’ Thank you for sharing.
Beautiful Debi! Everyday is a new day to appreciate our life and open our eyes to see this beauty. 🙏🏻🌸
This is beautiful.
It really is. Thanks Elizabeth 🙏🏻