I am glad to be joining the Poetry Friday community this week. For the past several weeks, Iphigene has been kind enough to share most of her original poems and her thoughts about mortality. This is in keeping with our current reading theme: Grey and Golden, Young and Fleeting.
As I was preparing this much-delayed blogpost this evening, I revisited some of my saved Brainpickings posts on Facebook. I felt that this poem by David Whyte captures the fleeting aspect of love gradually fading away. David also included a brief note on what this poem means, which I decided to not include here. I want you to draw your own images from the poem and evoke its essence based on where you may be now in your life. I have taken a screenshot of the poem using my iPhone and edited it using an App. Hope you like it.
Here is David Whyte reading the poem: