Blog: Reflections and inspirations
I return now and then to David Whyte's helpful discussion of Rilke's poem, The Swan. Both the poem and Whyte's commentary come close to the heart of this time of creative reflection and exploration we are having this Summer.
I want to write. Write something nourishing and life-giving. I’m on draft number seven and it is absolutely bland and tasteless. As if I used plaster of Paris instead of flour to bake my bread. [...]
Traveler, there is no path. The path is made by walking. Traveller, the path is your tracks And nothing more. Traveller, there is no path; The path is made by walking. By walking you make [...]