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Rainer Maria Rilke

The deep parts of my life pour onward, as if the river shores were opening out. It seems that things are more like me now, that I can see farther into paintings. I feel closer to what language can’t reach. With my sense, as with birds, I climb into the windy heaven, out of the… Continue reading Rainer Maria Rilke

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Rainer Maria Rilke

Move through transformation, out and in. What is the deepest loss that you have suffered? If drinking is bitter, change yourself to wine. In this immeasurable darkness, be the power that rounds your senses in their magic ring, the sense of their mysterious encounter. And if the earthly no longer knows your name, whisper to… Continue reading Rainer Maria Rilke

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Rainer Maria Rilke

O how complete I was, nothing calling, nothing that divulged me; my stillness was like a stone’s over which the brook makes its murmuring. But now in these spring weeks something has slowly broken me off from the dark unconscious year. Something has given my poor warm life into the hand of someone random who… Continue reading Rainer Maria Rilke

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Rainer Maria Rilke

Someday if I lose you,how will you sleep withoutmy whispering above youlike the linden’s branches? Without my lying hereawake and placing words, almostlike eyelids, on your breasts,your limbs, your lips. Without my closing youand leaving you alone with what is yourslike a garden with a massof mint-balm and star-anise. — Rainer Maria Rilke, “Lullaby,” The… Continue reading Rainer Maria Rilke

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Rainer Maria Rilke

We must not portray you in king’s robes,you drifting mist that brought forth the morning. Once again from the old paintboxeswe take the same gold for scepter and crownthat has disguised you through the ages. Piously we produce our images of youtill they stand around you like a thousand walls.And when our hearts would simply… Continue reading Rainer Maria Rilke

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