Lightly Child, Lightly.

If we are separated I will
try to wait for you
on your side of things

your side of the wall and the water
and of the light moving at its own speed
even on leaves that we have seen
I will wait on one side

while a side is there

W.S. Merwin,Travelling Together”  from The Rain in the Trees


  • Poem via adrasteiax. Photo: By Margarita (via seemoreandmore)
  • Post Title & Inspiration: Aldous Huxley: “It’s dark because you are trying too hard. Lightly child, lightly. Learn to do everything lightly. Yes, feel lightly even though you’re feeling deeply. Just lightly let things happen and lightly cope with them.”



  1. how incredibly beautiful

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  2. Achingly beautiful….

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  3. Magic indeed…and how blessed that there are so many people I thought of with love when I read this. Not sure I can explain it any better than that – but to be able to feel that longing and promise and to-your-toes love – I am the lucky one.

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  4. Sigh…

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  5. Yes, that’s a beautiful thought.

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  6. Merwin was (is) a treasure! Saw and heard him read at the Princeton Poetry Festival in ’09 and ’15… Ah-h before the pandemic…. Wonderful that you bring him back to us!

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