This Poem Belongs to You

This Poem Belongs to You

This poem

belongs to you

and is already finished,

it was begun years ago

and I put it away

knowing it would come

into the world

in its own time.

In fact

you have already read it,

and closing the pages

of the book,

you are now

abandoning the projects

of the day and putting on

your shoes and coat

to take a walk.

It has been long years

since you felt like this.

You have remembered

what I remembered,

when I first began to write.

-- David Whyte

from The House of Belonging