Friday, July 25, 2014

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
      from Where Many Rivers Meet 
      ©2007 Many Rivers Press

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