Monday, January 24, 2011

"untangling the threads..."






Slowly the west reaches for clothes of new colors
which it passes to a row of ancient trees.
You look, and soon these two worlds both leave you
one part climbs toward heaven, one sinks to earth.

leaving you, not really belonging to either,
not so hopelessly dark as that house that is silent,
not so unswervingly given to the eternal as that thing
that turns to a star each night and climbs-

leaving you (it is impossible to untangle the threads)
your own life, timid and standing high and growing,
so that, sometimes blocked in, sometimes reaching out,
one moment your life is a stone in you, and the next, a star.
Sunset, by Rainer Maria Rilke

9 comments:

  1. Vicky, what a beautiful way to start my day. I agree it is impossible to untangle the threads...much knowledge in that one. hugs.

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  2. Lovely in every way. Rilke always recalibrates my internal compass.

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  3. What remarkable images ...

    What perfect words shared.

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  4. LOVE Rilke! This is a marvelous poem. Your pictures are lovely.

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  5. I am breathless...at the words and the photos you chose to accompany Rilke's words.
    Vicky...you have done it again, my friend. You have touched the heart of Jackie.
    Love,
    J.

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  6. Very nice photos. I know the cold sunshine all so well.

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  7. one moment your life is a stone and the next a star.
    Isn't this the truth.This applies to all people. We all have ups and downs.
    We all have dreams and we are all dragged down to earth . We are all exposed to spreading ourselves too thin to reach a point where we have to decide to either follow our dream or stay put and fight so another ones' dream can be fulfilled.
    Such is life and family.:)

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  8. The photos are magnificent. They work so well with this beautiful verse from Rilke. I love it! Thanks for sharing with us. Beautiful!!

    Guess what? I did the vlog. I hope that I didn't sound too sleepy on it :) Have a great day Vicky!

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