The Lightest Touch – David Whyte

Good poetry begins with
the lightest touch,
a breeze arriving from nowhere,
a whispered healing arrival,
a word in your ear,
a settling into things,
then like a hand in the dark
it arrests your whole body,
steeling you for revelation.

In the silence that follows
a great line
you can feel Lazarus
deep inside
even the laziest, most deathly afraid
part of you,
lift up his hands and walk toward the light.

— David Whyte

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2 thoughts on “The Lightest Touch – David Whyte

  1. love this poem, the breeze, the whispering strong enough to cause resurrection 🙂 What an inspiring poem to start the day with- 💙✨M

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