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Rainer Maria Rilke

You see, I want a lot.
Perhaps I want everything
the darkness that comes with every infinite fall
and the shivering blaze of every step up.

—  Rainer Maria Rilke – from “[You see, I want a lot],” Rilke’s Book of Hours: Love Poems to God. Translated by Anita Barrows & Joanna Macy. (Riverhead Books; Eighth Printing edition April 1, 1997) Originally published 1905.

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