Sweet Darkness

sweetdarknessinks and acrylics and collage on w/c paper, 10 X 11″

This painting, done mid-month in the Monday Muse Group was a response to David Whyte’s poem titled Sweet Darkness.

When your eyes are tired

the world is tired also.

When your vision has gone

no part of the world can find you.

Time to go into the dark where the night has eyes to recognize its own.

There you can be sure

you are not beyond love.

The dark will be your womb tonight.

The night will give you a horizon further than you can see.

You must learn one thing.

The world was made to be free in.

Give up all the other worlds

except the one to which you belong.

Sometimes it takes darkness and the sweet

confinement of your aloneness

to learn

anything or anyone that does not bring you alive

is too small for you.

-David Whyte 

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