“You’ve simply had enough of drowning…” poem selection



“…So that when
we finally step
out of the boat
toward them, we find
everything holds
us, and everything
confirms our courage,
and if you wanted
to drown you could,
but you don’t
because finally
after all this struggle
and all these years
you don’t want
to any more
you’ve simply
had enough
of drowning

and you want
to live
and you
want to love
and you will
walk across any territory
and any darkness
however fluid and however
dangerous to take the
one hand you know
belongs in yours.”
David Whyte, 2015, The TrueLove


2 responses to this post.

  1. Oh I do like this.


  2. This actually resonates with me quite a bit.


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