Friday, April 13, 2007


You see, I want a lot.
Perhaps I want everything:
The darkness that comes with every infinite fall
And the shivering blaze of every step up.

So many live on and want nothing,
And are raised to the rank of prince
By the slippery ease of their light judgments.

But what you love to see are faces
That do work and feel thirst.

You love most of all those who need you
As they need a crowbar or a hoe.

You have not grown old, and it is not too late
To dive into your increasing depths
Where life calmly gives out its own secret.



Blogger Tammy said...

I'm new to poetry and love introductions to poets. It's what Poetry Thursday is all about. :) Loved the art! You should do the crane challenge too.
Pushy twit that I am.. LOL XXOO

12:21 PM  
Blogger Thailand Gal said...

I absolutely love Rilke... Have for many, many years! Thanks for this. :)



1:09 PM  
Blogger KGMom said...

Rilke is a great favorite of mine--a lovely pairing of illustration and verse.

9:36 PM  
Blogger Laurie said...

Very beautiful, Pam. Thank you.

9:48 PM  
Blogger Cathy said...

The butterfly balanced lightly in the dancer's hand - beautiful. The synergy of the dancers is lovely. I've read a little Rilke, but this one is new. It makes me want to sit and discuss it with others.

12:00 AM  
Blogger pepektheassassin said...

I like Rilke. Thanks!

8:15 PM  

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