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what batters you becomes your strength

Let This Darkness be a Bell Tower
Rainer Maria Rilke

Quiet friend who has come so far,
feel how your breathing makes more space around you. 84 more words


Lange musst du leiden

Lange musst du leiden, kennend nicht was,
bis plötzlich aus gehässig erbissener Frucht
deines Leidens Geschmack eintritt in dir.
Und da liebst du schon fast das Gekostete.

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Rilke's Thoughts on Love

Whoever loves must try to act as if they had a great work; they must be much alone and go into themselves and collect themselves and hold fast .

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Thinking about Rilke

When I graduated college, a professor gave me a copy of Letters to a Young Poet and I’ve been reading through it lately. Here’s a thought from my journal dated February 4, 2018: 78 more words

Daily Practice

Women Rising Rooted: Brigid's Festival

If we surrendered
to Earth’s intelligence
we could rise up rooted,
like trees.
(Rainer Maria Rilke)

At the end of a frigid Canadian January, I have come to Ireland for Brigid’s Festival of Imbolc, the day that welcomes Spring. 730 more words

Sacred Feminine

A Year With Rilke- Jan 11-12

January 11th:

“To Be In Nature Now- Letter to Lou Andres Salome, September 9th 1914″

Reading this poem, I initially was confused. What is the context to this being in nature, why the unclear relationship between nature and our being in juxtaposed with night and day? 802 more words