David Whyte

“Sometimes it takes darkness and the sweet
confinement of your aloneness
to learn

anything or anyone
that does not bring you alive

is too small for you.”

– David Whyte, “Sweet Darkness”
   from The House of Belonging (Many Rivers Press, 1997)

12 thoughts on “David Whyte

  1. Christine

    My yoga teacher used to read David Whyte poems to us at the end of class. He has some beautiful recordings too. This is a wonderful excerpt for anyone who is feeling especially sad.

  2. Kathryn

    Does anyone know where I can find a web version of any of David’s recordings of his poetry? Specifically I’d like to find Tilokal Lake, however just hearing his voice would be grande! Can anyone help?

  3. Michelle Post author

    Hi Kathryn,

    Try this link, where David Whyte talks about the artistic journey and mentions ‘Tilicho Lake’:

    Or this version, where someone has set their own photographs to Whyte’s recording of the poem:

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