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“Yes–the springtimes needed you.
Often a star was waiting for you to notice it.
A wave rolled toward you out of the distant past,
or as you walked under an open window,
a violin yielded itself to your hearing.
All this was mission.
But could you accomplish it?
Weren’t you always distracted by expectation,
as if every event announced a beloved?”
from Duino Elegies by Rainer Maria Rilke,
translated by Stephen Mitchell
“Spring has returned. The earth is like a child that knows poems.”
Quotation by Rainer Maria Rilke