Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Evening

image via Karen Harvey Cox



"The sky puts on the darkening blue coat


held for it by a row of ancient trees;


you watch: and the lands grow distant in your sight,


one journeying to heaven


and one that falls;


and leave you not at home in either one,


not quite so still and dark as the darkened houses,


not calling to eternity


with the passion of what becomes a star each night,


and rises; and leave you (inexpressibly to unravel)your life,


with its immensity and fear,


so that,


now bounded,


now immeasurable,


it is alternately stone in you and star."


-Rainer Maria Rilke", Evening

2 comments:

Sherri Cassara said...

BARB!!!!! I was so excited to see that you visited my blog today and so excited to see I had COMMENTS! And then I read them - oh such lovely and generous comments! You are such an encourager! Thank you thank you.

Marta said...

I love this poem. I should read more of his work.

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