Stumbling Toward Ecstasy: Stormy Clouds Above Spain—Venus to the Right of the Crescent Moon Clouds above Spain--Venus to the Right of the Crescent Moon


I want to write about faith,
about the way the moon rises
over cold snow, night after night,

faithful even as it fades from fullness,
slowly becoming that last curving and impossible
sliver of light before the final darkness.

But I have no faith myself
I refuse it even the smallest entry.

Let this then, my small poem,
like a new moon, slender and barely open,
be the first prayer that opens me to faith.

-- David Whyte

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  1. How do you find this beautiful poetry and these images? I come here each day, now, and am completely inspired!

  2. I am glad it resonates with you Elizabeth. I love David Whyte. He is one of my gurus in life. I look for beautiful images all the time. I have had this one for a while and wanted to use it. Today was the day! I hope you had a wonderful holiday!

  3. are my true daily stumbling towards ecstasy.
    any one of your posts takes me there...
    your ability to discover beauty in word and image gives me wings....(fins?)
    i am so happy you and elizabeth have met,
    it is miraculous how we find each other!
    here's to our new year and the light we will share.

    much love,

  4. Truly a miracle to have you in my life! I AM SOARING...

  5. Fascinating post. Thanks.

    Happy holiday, Boonie


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