Tuesday, October 19, 2010


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


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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