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OpenLinkNight #185

Hi everyone! Welcome to our OpenLinkNight ! This is your opportunity to link 1 poem of your choice as this is no prompt-day. For those who missed the Mr Linky deadline the past week or this Tuesday’s poetics about the “cover” poem, this is also your opportunity to share your poem.   379 more words


What We Do Is Us

“Each mortal thing does one thing and the same”, sings Gerald Manley Hopkins, that wonderful bard who observed his world so loving-wisely. You can read the poem I’m reflecting on here at this… 777 more words


Rainer Maria Rilke

Onto a Vast Plain

You are not surprised at the force of the storm—
you have seen it growing.
The trees flee. Their flight
sets the boulevards streaming. 190 more words


Rainer Maria Rilke

Everything wants to float. And yet we move about like weights,
attaching ourselves to everything, in thrall to gravity…

— Rainer Maria Rilke, from “14,” … 12 more words


Falling Stars by Rainer Maria Rilke

Falling Stars

Do you remember still the falling stars
that like swift horses through the heavens raced
and suddenly leaped across the hurdles
of our wishes–do you recall? 131 more words

Works Of Other Writers/poets

Full of Grace

Depression. I’ve been skirting the word a bit but I want to address it today. The song that brings it home the most to me is Sarah McLachlan’s Full of Grace. 3,192 more words


A Parisian Memory

In the last days of enjoying long childhood-afternoons, in that transitory place between child and adult, I went to live in Paris. While at boarding school, I was profoundly affected by Rilke’s… 327 more words

Jean-Paul Sartre