Saturday, December 15, 2007

Someday, emerging at last from the violent insight,
let me sing out jubilation and praise to assenting angels.
Let not even one of the clearly-struck hammers of my heart
fail to sound because of a slack, a doubtful,
or a broken string. . . .
How dear you will be to me then, you nights
of anguish. Why didn't I kneel more deeply to accept you."


1 comment:

Roboseyo said...

tried to call a couple more times. hope you're well and such.

all of rilke's 10th elegy is such a revelation. all the duino elegies are, really -- if I felt the need to do a PhD I'd learn german just so I could do it on Rilke.

love rob