Sunday, June 26, 2005

intensified sky

Ah, not to be cut off
not through the slightest partion
shut out from the law of the stars
The inner -- what is it?
if not intensified sky,
hurled through with birds and deep
with the winds of homecoming.

~Rainer Maria Rilke
Ahead of All Parting: The Selected Poetry and Prose of Rainer Maria Rilke
translated by Stephen Mitchell

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