Catherine has picked up the book of Sonnets Vincent left on her balcony for her, after the difficulties with Elliot Burch. She is obviously tearful and she holds a tissue in her hand as well as the open book.Vincent is being difficult in the scene from A Kingdom by the Sea, and Catherine is at his side, her hand pressed to her heart, encouraging him to not turn away from his feelings of desire and envy.

 

 

Sweet Darkness

by David Whyte

 

When your eyes are tired
the world is tired also.

When your vision has gone
no part of the world can find you.

Time to go into the dark
where the night has eyes
to recognize its own.

There you can be sure
you are not beyond love.

The dark will be your womb tonight.

The night will give you a horizon
further than you can see.

You must learn one thing –
the world was made to be free in.

Give up all the other worlds
except the one to which you belong.

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.

***
From The House of Belonging. Many Rivers Press. 2002.

 

Sweet Darkness

read by Amber
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Pat L     2/9/2013 9:24:52 PM
Excellent poem! Amber, great interpretation!

Tanagra     2/6/2013 4:34:45 PM
Excellent poem. One well worth remembering. Quite fitting for BatB.

Skip2     2/6/2013 2:24:53 PM
Wow, Amber, Wish I had a voice like yours that could read poetry...

skippy     2/4/2013 11:14:35 PM
Thankyou, Amber, a beautiful poem, beautifully read. Brought tears to my eys.

Jeff D. (pico9702)     2/4/2013 5:07:53 PM
Beautiful poem and beautiul reading, Amber!

Pablo     2/4/2013 4:08:00 PM
Congrats Amber, you've a beautiful voice, thanks!

Mini     2/4/2013 1:55:34 PM
Well read Amber dear. Thanks so much for sharing.
Hugs,
Mini

Cordi     2/4/2013 1:28:50 PM
Thanks for your wonderful reading Amber. And a good poem ... so true!

Claire     2/4/2013 12:56:24 PM
Oh yes.
Thanks FC!

underthepark     2/4/2013 7:28:03 AM
Beautiful Amber, thank you!

Vicky     2/3/2013 12:10:30 PM
So beautiful, Fruitcake... As ever... I love!
And so very fitting!

Michelle K.     2/3/2013 10:21:09 AM
Beautiful poem, and read wonderfully by our Amber! What a terrific gift these poems of the days are. I just love them!

Renee     2/3/2013 10:08:10 AM
Beautiful words, they go right to the heart!

LauraG     2/3/2013 6:02:57 AM
What a lovely poem! It fits BatB so well and Amber, you read it perfectly!! What a divine start to my day!

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