Wednesday, November 28, 2012

For Visionaries and Dreamers....

For the Artist at the start of Day

May morning be astir with the harvest of night;
Your mind quickening to the eros of a new question,
Your eyes seduced by some unintended glimpse
That cut right through the surface to a source.
 May this be a morning of innocent beginning,
When the gift within you slips clear 
Of the sticky web of the personal
With its hurt and its hauntings,
And fixed fortress corners,
 A morning when you become a pure vessel
For what wants to ascend from silence,
 May your imagination know
The grace of perfect danger,
 To reach beyond imitation,
And the wheel of repetition,
Deep into the call of all
The unfinished and unsolved
 Until the veil of the unknown yields
And something original begins
To stir toward your senses
And grow stronger in your heart.
 ---John O'Donohue

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