Monday, April 30, 2007

The Well of Grief

Those who will not slip beneath
the still surface on the well of grief

turning downward through its black water
to the place we cannot breathe

will never know the source from which we drink,
the secret water, cold and clear,

nor find in the darkness glimmering
the small round coins
thrown by those who wished for something else.

~David Whyte


Blogger julie said...

yes, it is important to dip into the well of grief and at times to dive in and find the bottom. but also important is to be able to see the sun...while engulfed in that water and after while you still have your feet dangling in well of grief to let the sun warm your face. keep listening, sweet katie.

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