Monday, September 20, 2010

I Flow, I am

"Quiet friend who has come so far,

feel how your breathing makes more space around you.

Let this darkness be a bell tower and you the bell.
As you ring, what batters you becomes your strength.

Move back and forth into the change.

What is it like, such intensity of pain?

If the drink is bitter, turn yourself to wine.

In this uncontainable night,

be the mystery at the crossroads of your senses,

the meaning discovered there.

And if the world has ceased to hear you,

say to the silent earth: I flow.

To the rushing water, speak: I am."

-Rainer Maria Rilke,Sonnets to Orpheus, Part Two, Sonnet XXIX


flygirl said...

Such a lovely sonnet. Thanks for sharing.

Still on 'Florence' time - 2:30 EST and ready for bed:-(

barb cabot said...

Welcome home! Tell us all about your trip! Can't wait to hear details and see photos.

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