David Whyte Poem

It doesn’t interest me if there is one God or many Gods.

I want to know if you belong or feel abandoned.

If you know despair or can see it in others.

I want to know.

if you are prepared to live in the world

with its harsh need

to change you. If you can look back

with firm eyes

saying this is where I stand. I want to know if

you know

how to melt into that fierce heat of living

falling toward

the center of your longing. I want to know if you are willing

to live, day by day, with the consequence of love

and the bitter

unwanted passion of your  sure defeat.

I have heard in that fierce embrace, even the Gods speak of God.

David Whyte Poetry

 

Author: Gord Clements

I find some satisfaction in the act of attempting to express my experience of life through painting, writing, language and other art forms. I have been painting for over thirty five years and combine my love of art with a meditative and contemplative way of life. I have an intuitive sense that true creativity is something that arises from beyond and through Qthe self that can be explored and shared through some form of expression although I always hope to open to the influence of that which is beyond my limited sense of self.

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