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Second Sight by David Whyte

Second Sight by David Whyte - poem - text and audio

Second Sight by David Whyte

Sometimes, you need the ocean light, and colours you’ve never seen before

painted through an evening sky.

Sometimes you need your God to be a simple invitation,

not a telling word of wisdom.

Sometimes you need only the first shyness that comes from being shown things

far beyond your understanding,

so that you can fly and become free
by being still and by being still here.

And then there are times you need to be brought to ground by touch

and touch alone.

To know those arms around you
and to make your home in the world.

just by being wanted.

To see those eyes looking back at you, as eyes should see you at last,

seeing you, as you always wanted to be seen, seeing you, as you yourself

had always wanted to see the world.


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