David Whyte Essentials (Paperback)

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This small gem of a collection is clear and luminous gift.  David Whyte, a poet and philosopher with training in marine zoology, shares a sense of joy as he observes the passing of days and nights, cherishing nature, and writing with a sweet spirit of transcendence.  I have always loved Rumi, and while Whyte has his own voice, his clarity, sense of flight, and visioning above and beyond the everyday warms and encourages me, the way Rumi has.


Above the mountains

     the geese turn into

         the light again


Painting their

    black silhouettes

         on an open sky


Sometimes everything

    has to be

        inscribed across

            the heavens


so you can find

     the one line

         already written

             inside you...



(excerpt from The Journey, included in David Whyte Essentials)

— Liz

Product Details
ISBN: 9781932887501
ISBN-10: 1932887504
Publisher: Many Rivers Press
Publication Date: December 6th, 2019
Pages: 119
Language: English