Rainer Maria Rilke
I Live My Life In Widening Circles
I live my life in widening circles
that reach out across the world.
I may not complete this last one
but I will give myself to it.
I circle around God, around the primordial tower.
I’ve been circling for thousands of years
and I still don’t know: am I a falcon,
a storm, or a great song?
– Rainer Maria Rilke
I want to be with those who knows secret things or else alone.
Love consists in this, that two solitudes protect
and touch and greet each other.
Everything is blooming most recklessly; if it were voices instead of colors,
there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night.
Let life happen to you. Believe me: life is in the right, always.
The only journey is the one within.
The purpose of life is to be defeated by greater and greater things.
Perhaps everything terrible is in its deepest being something helpless
hat wants help from us.
The future enters into us, in order to transform itself in us, long before it