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Rainer Maria Rilke

Can you not sometimes feel how all pasts
grow light, when you’ve lived a while,
how they gently prepare you for amazement,
companion each feeling with images,— 29 more words


A Voice for the Voiceless ~ A Poetry Challenge

There is in the land
a rising chorus of the Voiceless
Those who while in the system
remain outside of it

They’re the Invisible
Some have simply lost their way… 332 more words


You Who Never Arrived

Every now and then you come across a poem that simply takes your breath away. One such poem that moved me immensely is Rilke’s “You who never arrived”. 1,209 more words

Let This Darkness Be a Bell Tower - Rainer Maria Rilke

Sonnets to Orpheus II, 29
Translation by Joanna Macy and Anita Barrows

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


A Tip to Start Off the Week

Late last week I was honored to speak at an interfaith celebration where my daughter, who calls herself a Quaker, sang her heart out with other young Buddhists from her Sunday school! 172 more words

Featured Poem: The Song of the Beggar by Rainer Maria Rilke

This week’s Featured Poem comes from Rainer Maria Rilke, an influential Bohemian-Austrian poet and novelist, thought to be one of the most lyrically-intense German-language writers. 728 more words

Featured Poem

Quotes from "Letters to a Young Poet" #3

On aloneness:

Do not allow yourself to be confused in your aloneness by the something within you that wishes to be released from it. This very wish, if you will calmly and deliberately use it as a tool, will help to expand your solitude into far distant realms.

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