Thursday, January 5, 2017

The Poet: Rainer Maria Rilke, "I Love The Dark Hours"

  "I Love The Dark Hours"
 
"I love the dark hours of my being.
My mind deepens into them.
There I can find, as in old letters,
the days of my life, already lived,
and held like a legend, and understood.
Then the knowing comes: I can open
to another life that's wide and timeless.

So I am sometimes like a tree
rustling over a gravesite
and making real the dream
of the one its living roots embrace:
a dream once lost
among sorrows and songs."

- Rainer Maria Rilke

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