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