Saturday, November 11, 2006

our passing ...


















autumn elegy: belonging
in memory of walter leedy
scanned, assembled and altered image
november 10, 2006

a reading from rainer maria rilke:

you, you only, exist.
we pass away, till at last,
our passing is so immense
that you arise: beautiful moment,
in all your suddenness,
arising in love, or enchanted
in the contraction of work.

to you I belong, however time may
wear me away. from you to you
i go commanded. in between
the garland is hanging in chance; but if you
take it up and up and up: look:
all becomes festival!
~
rainer maria rilke, translated by stephen mitchell
on poet-seers

resources for the journey:

walter leedy's cleveland state university faculty page
postcards from cleveland
rilke on poet-seers

and remembering tea...

zhena's ambrosia white plum

love and best wishes,
jeanne

2 Comments:

Blogger Princess Haiku said...

Oh, yes, Rilke is one of my favorite poets. I haven't been to visit Poet Seers in so long I have forgotten about it. -Very nice link.

8:46 PM  
Blogger jeanne said...

dear princess haiku, rilke speaks to the heart...

travel well!
jeanne

11:22 PM  

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