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World Was In The Face Of The Beloved

 

World was in the face of the beloved--,
but suddenly it poured out and was gone:
world is outside, world can not be grasped.

Why didn't I, from the full, beloved face
as I raised it to my lips, why didn't I drink
world, so near that I couldn't almost taste it?

Ah, I drank. Insatiably I drank.
But I was filled up also, with too much
world, and, drinking, I myself ran over.


Translated by Stephen Mitchell

 

Rainer Maria Rilke

Edited by paoladegliesposti

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Photograph of a Ghost. Devil's tower Wyoming 1993

 

"Our body shall be ashes, and our spirit shall be poured abroad as a soft air,

and our life shall pass away as a trace of a cloud, and shall be dispersed as

a mist, which is driven away by the beams of the sun, and overpowered by

the heat there of"

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Edited by littlejoe3

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i read this poem and i thought, even at those times....

 

A crazed girl

 

THAT crazed girl improvising her music.
Her poetry, dancing upon the shore,

Her soul in division from itself
Climbing, falling She knew not where,
Hiding amid the cargo of a steamship,
Her knee-cap broken, that girl I declare
A beautiful lofty thing, or a thing
Heroically lost, heroically found.

No matter what disaster occurred
She stood in desperate music wound,
Wound, wound, and she made in her triumph
Where the bales and the baskets lay
No common intelligible sound
But sang, 'O sea-starved, hungry sea.'

 

William Butler Yeats

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