Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Quote for the Week: To Know the Dark

Early in my widowhood I came upon a poem by Wendell Berry called To Know the Dark.  It touched me deeply and I embraced the third line and repeated it to myself many times.  It reminds me that there is beauty even in our dark times, joy even in our pain.  

To go into the dark with a light is to know the light.
To know the dark, go dark, go without sight
And find that dark, too, blooms and sings
And is traveled by dark feet and dark wings.


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Jolie du Pre said... [Reply to comment]

My husband and I have been married 25 years. If I outlive him, it's going to be very difficult for me. I'm sure he would say the same if he outlives me.

thelmaz said... [Reply to comment]

Being alone is difficult, especially if your late spouse was the love of your life, but somehow you learn to keep going, dark or not. Thanks for stopping by.


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