Sunday, March 09, 2008

Rilke Quote

"Being inside human beings is where God learns."

1 comment:

  1. Gerard9:41 AM

    A poem I like from Rilke's Book of Hours (translation Barrows & Macy, revised by me)


    I have many brothers in the South
    where in their cloister gardens the laurel tree stands.
    The Madonnas they make are so human,
    and I often dream of their Titians,
    through which God glows.

    But when I lean over the chasm of myself- (Doch wie ich mich auch in mich selber neige)
    it seems
    my God is dark and like a web
    of a hundred roots
    silently drinking.

    This is his warmth I grew out of.

    More I don't know, because my branches
    rest in deep silence, stirred only by the wind.

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