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Everything Is Waiting for You

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Paperback, 100 pages
Published October 31st 2003 by Many Rivers Pr (first published September 1st 2003)
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Oct 15, 2007 rated it it was amazing
A beautiful book of poetry. David Whyte has the unique ability to capture the "otherness" and magnitude of the spiritual realm through understated language and contemplative observances of nature and the wilderness. It seemed fitting to read his work while sitting outside in the woods on a beautiful autumn afternoon.
Dan Gobble
May 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: poetry, owned-books
Finally got around to reading one of Mr. Whyte's books of poetry and found that I had obviously put off doing so for far too long! Thoroughly enjoyed from cover to cover and I already have two more in hand to continue this journey with such a gifted poet.
Oct 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Beautiful poems about life and awareness

"Memory convinces me
you are as alive now as you were then,
me on this side, you on the other,
the fire now burning between us
the one that separates my life
from your death."
Jan 16, 2008 rated it really liked it
This book was given to me by a friend who said that it reminded him of my poetry. That's flattering, but highly unlikely. Whyte writes in a melodic and flowing tone that connects the human spirit to the natural world. These are poems of hope; indeed "everything is waiting for you."
Cyndi Kershner
Mar 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing

I absolutely love this. Amazing work from a modern poet rooted in the classics.
Wendy Feltham
Oct 17, 2011 rated it really liked it
A friend recommended this poet, who is Irish but lives nearby on Whidbey Island. I can never read a whole book of poems for some reason, but I loved the ones I did read and want to read more.
Cody Raschella
Oct 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Beautiful. This collection of poems is one that I will read over and over again throughout the years. I absolutely love the way David delivers his poems.
Dec 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: poetry
This represents one of the more accessible collections I've read in 2012. I enjoy how Whyte divided the book into themed sections. I particularly liked those on Friends and Marriage. The poem on 9/11 very good too. No spoilers here, but he shovels up the mundane dirt revealing good soil for his flowering poems. So much nature and human interaction. A lot of self reflection and how I fit into this world of noise.

A wonderful book to read around Christmas (or any time).
Judy Fisher
Oct 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I found David Whyte's poetry by chance - reading an article in some newsletter which contained a quote from one of his poems. I had started to explore new poets at the time and happily, found his work. He has a website that contains many of his poems, which come from multiple books. The hardest part was choosing which book to start with. The title Poem of this book really spoke to me, so I selected it as my starting point. I was not disappointed. Now, which book to choose next?
Aug 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
besutiful. mezmerizing. i'm going to have to buy a copy because once through is not enough
Sep 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
David Whyte has just become my favourite contemporary poet. Amazing.
Oct 03, 2009 rated it it was amazing
A wonderful book of poems
Judith Kitzes
Jul 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing
His love of words, and deep humanity, make David Whyte a tremendously moving poet. He writes truthfully. Beautiful work.
Dec 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: poetry

Shot through the heart
reading again
Sep 18, 2010 rated it it was amazing
i love david whyte's poetry!
Sep 30, 2009 rated it really liked it
Great poet!!!!
Jun 15, 2014 rated it liked it
Enjoyed several of these poems, but not others.
May 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 50-books-in-2014
Love this his work...He has a way of getting to the heart of the matter.
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Apr 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
"Good poetry begins with
the lightest touch [...]
a whispered healing arrival [...]
a settling into things,
then like a hand in the dark
it arrests the whole body,
steeling you for revelation [...]"

Yep. That's what Whyte does to me. That's what the title of this collection did--what the opening poem did. And the hits just kept on coming.

The title poem, "Everything Is Waiting For You," begins with the powerhouse line: "Your great mistake is to act the drama / as if you were alone." It is and was and
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Poet David Whyte grew up with a strong, imaginative influence from his Irish mother among the hills and valleys of his father’s Yorkshire. He now makes his home in the Pacific Northwest of the United States.

The author of seven books of poetry and three books of prose, David Whyte holds a degree in Marine Zoology and has traveled extensively, including living and working as a naturalist guide in th
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