Saturday, December 12, 2009


 I saw this poem by Rainer Maria Rilke on the Writer's Almanac. As I was searching for the source, I googled and found it in a wonderful blog My Inner Edge.  Much wisdom for the journey there.

Whoever you are, go out into the evening,
leaving your room, of which you know each bit;
your house is the last before the infinite,
whoever you are.
Then with your eyes that wearily
scarce lift themselves from the worn-out door-stone
slowly you raise a shadowy black tree
and fix it on the sky: slender, alone.
And you have made the world (and it shall grow
and ripen as a word, unspoken, still).
When you have grasped its meaning with your will,
then tenderly your eyes will let it go.
(translated by C.F. MacIntyre)

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