“This Poem Belongs to You” by David Whyte

This poem
belongs to you
and is already finished,

it was begun years ago
and I put it away

knowing it would come
into the world
in its own time.

In fact
you have already read it,
and closing the pages
of the book,

you are now
abandoning the projects
of the day and putting on
your shoes and coat
to take a walk.

It has been long years
since you felt like this.

You have remembered
what I remembered,
when I first began to write.

— David Whyte
from The House of Belonging 
©2007 Many Rivers Press

 

Berkeley Breathed, Bloom County. Via his Facebook page.
Berkeley Breathed, Bloom County 2015. Via his Facebook page.