I Am Not I

I am not I. I am this onewalking beside me whom I do not see,whom at times I manage to visit,and whom at other times I forget;the one who remains silent while I talk,the one who forgives, sweet, when I hate,the one who takes a walk when I am indoors,the one who will remain standing […]

Little Gidding (Excerpted)

We shall not cease from explorationAnd the end of all our exploringWill be to arrive where we startedAnd know the place for the first time.Through the unknown, remembered gateWhen the last of earth left to discoverIs that which was the beginning;At the source of the longest riverThe voice of the hidden waterfallAnd the children in […]

To Know the Dark

To go in the dark with a light is to know the light.To know the dark, go dark. Go without sight,and find that the dark, too, blooms and sings,and is traveled by dark feet and dark wings. ~ Wendell Berry

The Road Not Taken

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,And sorry I could not travel bothAnd be one traveler, long I stoodAnd looked down one as far as I couldTo where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair,And having perhaps the better claim,Because it was grassy and wanted wear;Though as for that […]

Seeking Clarity

If each day fallsinside each nightthere exists a wellwhere clarity is imprisoned. We need to sit on the rimof the well of darknessand fish for fallen lightwith patience. – Pablo Neruda