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Working Together — David Whyte

Thanks Bill Muhr, for reminding me of this poem last week. David Whyte, as he usually does, highlights this relationship between the visible and invisible, which I found myself thinking about much on the weekend.

 

WORKING TOGETHER

We shape our self
to fit this world

and by the world
are shaped again.

The visible
and the invisible

working together
in common cause,

to produce
the miraculous.

I am thinking of the way
the intangible air

passed at speed
round a shaped wing

easily
holds our weight.

So may we, in this life
trust

to those elements
we have yet to see

or imagine,
and look for the true

shape of our own self,
by forming it well

to the great
intangibles about us.

— David Whyte
from The House of Belonging
©1996 Many Rivers Press

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