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Poetry Friday: Entrance by Rainer Maria Rilke

January 2nd, 2015 (06:00 am)
awake

Current Mood: awake
Current Song: Doctor Who score music

Whoever you are: step out of doors tonight,
out of the room that lets you feel secure.
Infinity is open to your sight.
Whoever you are.
With eyes that have forgotten how to see
from viewing things already too well-known,
lift up into the dark a huge, black tree
and put it in the heavens: tall, alone.
And you have made the world and all you see.
It ripens like the words still in your mouth.
And when at last you comprehend its truth,
then close your eyes and gently set it free.

- Entrance by Rainer Maria Rilke, translated by Dana Gioia

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Posted by: Mary Lee Hahn (Mary Lee Hahn)
Posted at: January 3rd, 2015 02:45 pm (UTC)

LOVE this! Perfect for the new year! Have a happy one, filled with comprehension and words!

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: January 3rd, 2015 04:35 pm (UTC)

Thank you! Happy New Year! :)

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