Leaf of the Tree

Finding the Divine in the Details

The country they call life

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Let everything happen to you: beauty and terror.

Just keep going. No feeling is final.

 

Treasured words from Rainer Maria Rilke:

God speaks to each of us as he makes us,
then walks with us silently out of the night.

These are the words we dimly hear: 10854827_878021268895335_1204551440909094264_o

You, sent out beyond your recall,
go to the limits of your longing.
Embody me.

Flare up like a flame
and make big shadows I can move in.

Let everything happen to you: beauty and terror.
Just keep going. No feeling is final.
Don’t let yourself lose me.

Nearby is the country they call life.
You will know it by its seriousness.

Give me your hand.

~ Rainer Maria Rilke

4 thoughts on “The country they call life

  1. Such beauty….

  2. Words of comfort to read this early am “Just keep going. No feeling is final” and…
    thanks dearest friend for sharing this beautiful rose

  3. This is a beautiful poem, Phyllis, and I”m grateful you shared it. I can’t track it in my copies of Rilke though. I only have the Duino Elegies and Neue Gedichte and nothing there seems to correspond. Where is this one from?

  4. Phyllis,

    Thank you with all my heart for this today! Beautiful and soothing message of love and spirit.

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