Sunday, August 16, 2009

Loving me some Rilke

I think because I'm down and can't do a lot that I've been thinking of all the things I can't do. I've been known to complain a tad(Mark will laugh about this) about walking and hiking. Of course now that there is no possible way for me to do either, I missing it. Maybe this will be my HUGE motivation to get out there more and hike. I was reading from a book I have of Rilke's poems and I found this one. For now I guess I will enjoy Mark's photo's and read about walking and hiking instead. Enjoy.

A Walk

My eyes already touch the sunny hill.
going far ahead of the road I have begun.
So we are grasped by what we cannot grasp;
it has inner light, even from a distance-

and charges us, even if we do not reach it,
into something else, which, hardly sensing it,
we already are; a gesture waves us on
answering our own wave...
but what we feel is the wind in our faces.

by Rainer Maria Rilke


Heath694 said...

Beautiful poem. I'm still trying to figure it out...lots of stuff in there. It makes my brain hurt and I like it! That photo of Miles is amazing!

staceygriff said...

I love Rilke. I like this one because it talks about what we cannot grasp and that's kind of how I feel right now. I can't grasp much but I do feel the wind on my face and it gives me hope. To me (and I could be totally wrong)it seems to say that we (especially me) are always looking to something that we aren't or can't touch or reach but in the end if we really look at ourselves, we already posses it and we've already reached it. Like I said I could be wrong. It gives me hope and makes me feel peaceful. What do you think?c