Friday, December 16, 2011
Faith in the Night
But darkness holds it all:
the shape and the flame,
the animal and myself,
how it holds them,
all powers, all sight –
and it is possible: its great strength
is breaking into my body.
I have faith in the night.
(excerpted from You Darkness, Rainer Maria Rilke translated by David Whyte)
I have faith in the night – the place where dreams meet and manifest. The flowing stream of wisdom, love and consciousness that drifts within and without me. Writing verse and prose...protection and protest...dreams and daring—all within the night.
I have faith that my book, As I Lay Pondering*, is happening—one step at a time. It sometimes moves at a snail’s sluggish pace and other stages burst forward with leaps of bravado and boldness.
I have faith in my life – that it is happening just as it should – could – would – is. Yes, just as it is.
*more details coming soon!!!!