David Whyte
Irish Poetry, Poetry

David Whyte on Love and Separation

If birth is a shock that whisks us out of another existence, a life that is whole and not lacking, then we can spend our whole lives in a state of longing for something we can't quite remember, that we can't quite articulate. In his poem about this kind of division and separation, 'Cleave', David… Continue reading David Whyte on Love and Separation

English Poetry, Poetry

David Whyte’s The Journey

'The Journey' was written for a friend of the poet's undergoing a difficult time at the end of a relationship. Watching the black silhouettes of geese inscribing lines across the sky, he muses that a departure in the dying light is actually also an arrival.    The Journey Above the mountains the geese turn into… Continue reading David Whyte’s The Journey