The lightest touch

“Good poetry begins with
the lightest touch,
a breeze arriving from nowhere,
a whispered healing arrival,
a word in your ear,
a settling into things,
then like a hand in the dark
it arrests your whole body,
steeling you for revelation.

In the silence that follows
a great line
you can feel Lazarus
deep inside
even the laziest, most deathly afraid
part of you,
lift up his hands and walk toward the light.”

~ David Whyte
from Everything is Waiting for You and River Flow: New & Selected Poems


About Dr Bill Wooten

Organizational Psychologist,Guitarist, Banjo Picker, Bicyclist, Reader and Books, Books, Books
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5 Responses to The lightest touch

  1. Have never tried my hand at poetry, Bill, but this is almost an inducement to start….

  2. Loved this Bill. Thank you.

  3. Harlon says:

    That was lovely, what a great read to go and walk out in the sun, have a picnic under a tree by myself and write.

  4. tersiaburger says:

    so touching! Thank you!

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