Friday, February 15, 2008

A Poet I Mentioned over Valentine's Day Dinner

This Life

At the center of this life
there is a man I want to know again.
He has a new house,
a clear view of the mountain
and hidden in the close grained wood
of his desk
a new book of poems.

He has left the life
he once tried to love
now it is only a shadow
calling for another shadow

and this shadow
wants to become real again

it falls against walls
and fences
and stairways

the dark penumbra of my belonging

now let me cast my shadow
against life

before the specter haunts me to my

from The House of Belonging by David Whyte

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