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Self Portrait

by David Whyte from Fire in the Earth Copyright © 1992 by David Whyte. All rights reserved.

It doesn't interest me if there is one God or many gods.

I want to know if you belong or feel abandoned.

If you know despair or can see it in others.

I want to know if you are prepared to live in the world with its harsh need to change you. If you can look back with firm eyes saying this is where I stand.

Fire in the Earth, by David Whyte 

I want to know if you know how to melt into that fierce heat of living falling toward the center of your longing.

I want to know if you are willing to live, day by day, with the consequence of love and the bitter unwanted passion of sure defeat.

I have been told, in that fierce embrace, even the gods speak of God.

Buy Books by David Whyte

Fire in the Earth and other books by David Whyte are available from amazon.com and elsewhere. Here are links to a few of them:

  • Fire in the Earth, by David Whyte 
  • Crossing the Unknown Sea, by David Whyte 
  • The Heart Aroused, by David Whyte
Audio Books by David Whyte
  • Midlife and the Great Unknown, by David Whyte - Audio book
  • Clear Mind, Wild Heart, by David Whyte - Audio Book

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Web Site

Visit David Whyte's Web site at www.davidwhyte.com for further information about his prose, other writings, and workshops, and to place orders if you wish.

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