Duino Elegy – Rilke

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9th Duino Elegy Why, if it’s possible to come into existence 
as laurel, say, a little darker green than other trees, with ripples edging each 
leaf (like a wind, smiling): why then 
do we have to be human, and keep running from the fate
we are made for and long for?

 Oh, not because of Happiness –
that fleeting gift before the … Read More

Sonnets from Rilke

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Does time, as it passes, really destroy? Part Two, Sonnet XXVII   RILKE Does Time, as it passes, really destroy?
It may rip the fortress from its rock;
but can this heart, that belongs to God,
be torn from Him by circumstance? Are we as fearfully fragile as fate would have us believe? Can we ever be severed
from childhood’s deep promise? Ah, the knowledge … Read More

Poems by Rilke

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Poems by Rilke , April 22nd.2012 Personal Guidelines for the Great Turning Come from Gratitude To be alive in this beautiful, self-organizing universe–to participate in the dance of life with senses to perceive it, lungs that breathe it, organs that draw nourishment from it–is a wonder beyond words. Gratitude for the gift of life is the primary wellspring of all … Read More

Why? Why Me? Why Not Me? – Willomena

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SPOKEN WORD   –  (by WIllomena – thanks to Inner Light Ministries)   Why? Why me? Why not me? What is so wrong about me and right about you that no matter what it is that I do … it never turns In the time I have in mind Or becomes the kind that meets my plans So that I can … Read More

Go Deeper than Love -D H Lawrence

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Go deeper than love, for the soul has greater depths, love is like the grass, but the heart is deep wild rock molten, yet dense and permanent. Go down to your deep old heart, and lose sight of yourself. And lose sight of me, the me whom you turbulently loved. Let us lose sight of ourselves, and break the mirrors. … Read More

The way wings should -Rumi

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What will our children do in the morning? Will they wake with their hearts wanting to play, the way wings should?   Will they have dreamed the needed flights and gathered the strength from the planets that all men and women need to balance the wonderful charms of the earth so that her power and beauty does not make us … Read More

On a day when the wind is perfect ~ Rumi ~

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On a day when the wind is perfect, the sail just needs to open and the world is full of beauty. Today is such a day.   My eyes are like the sun that makes promises; the promise of life that it always keeps each morning.   The living heart gives to us as does that luminous sphere the sun, both … Read More