today's inspiration: rilke

almost spring

Interior Portrait

You don't survive in me
because of memories;
nor are you mine because
of a lovely longing's strength.

What does make you present
is the ardent detour
that a slow tenderness
traces in my blood.

I do not need
to see you appear;
being born sufficed for me
to lose you a little less.


--Rainer Maria Rilke
(Translated by A. Poulin)

The poem I carry with me these days. Rilke speaks to my heart, always.

3 comments:

  1. Lovely! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. You're welcome. I'm glad you liked it. :)

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  2. mary lynneMarch 17, 2013

    lovely Odessa
    ...thank you!

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