More Rilke

Part of a poem that really struck me:


from Rilke's Book of Hours
from "The Book of Pilgrimage"
Rainer Maria Rilke
Tr. Anita Barrows and Joanna Macy

. . . 

This is what the things can teach us:
to fall
patiently to trust our heaviness.
Even a bird has to do that
before he can fly.


II, 16

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