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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

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“The future enters into us, in order to transform

itself in us, long before it happens.”

– Rainer Maria Rilke

“A billion stars go spinning through the night,
Blazing high above your head,
But in you is the presence that will be,
When all the stars are dead.”

~ Rainer Maria Rilke

 

“The inner – what is it?

if not intensified sky, hurled through with birds

and deep with the winds of homecoming.”

– by Rainer Maria Rilke

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“Spring has returned.  The earth is like a child that knows poems.”

Quotation by Rainer Maria Rilke

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