A new video with introduction by filmmaker, Bodi Hallett
This is beautiful. I have your book, Pilgrim, and have read this poem many times before, but the way you speak about refuge and shelter in the video shines a new light on it. Thank you for sharing it here, and for the fresh perspective it's given me. Sometimes poems find you, or return to you, just when you needed it.
As we live in a world where so many losing their shelters through natural and human made disasters, this feels very timely. That last line weaves right into my heart: "The stranger's love is best of all." Whether we are the stranger welcoming, being welcomed...or are meeting a new part of ourselves. May we all be willing to open hearts to the stranger.
Dear David Whyte,
The sound of your words and voice invites calm,
wherein Refuge becomes Revelation.
the pattern invites calm
Refuge is Revelation
it is said that it only rains twice a week in Ireland: Tuesday through Friday and Friday through Tuesday.
salvation in shelter .... ahhh ....
Context is decisive. A poet's brillinace is their ablilty to alter context in few words. That's true magic. And David Whyte is an astounding magician.
Thank You, David, for creating a space of refuge for me this morning...and many others, too,
The past year, my husband (of 27 years) and I were hurled into such a season of choosing to welcome the stranger in each other, and the stranger that is an actual new marriage for us. How profoundly helpful to think on this radical, sometimes frightening, change as a place of tender shelter in the world. Thank you.
Thank you this is so beautiful
Wow! This is so glorious.
Thanks for making the effort with the video Bodi and David! Super excellent immersive experience.