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— Rainer Maria Rilke

 

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  • LanceN

    on December 26, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    Thank you very very much for all the wonderful poetry you have shared with us over the past 25 days. This particular one tells me if you have a mind
    to think you can go anywhere and take anyone with you, and take love. Merry Christmas Allison. BTW, wonderful new site too.

  • nick durbin

    on December 29, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    I love this poem. Fierce and raw…
    You may enjoy this poem.

    I do not love you as if you were salt-rose, or topaz,
    or the arrow of carnations the fire shoots off.
    I love you as certain dark things are to be loved,
    in secret, between the shadow and the soul.

    I love you as the plant that never blooms
    but carries in itself the light of hidden flowers;
    thanks to your love a certain solid fragrance,
    risen from the earth, lives darkly in my body.

    I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where.
    I love you straightforwardly, without complexities or pride;
    so I love you because I know no other way

    than this: where I does not exist, nor you,
    so close that your hand on my chest is my hand,
    so close that your eyes close as I fall asleep

    – Neruda

  • nick durbin

    on December 29, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    P.S. I am going to repost this poem (not sure why I am telling you… yep). 😛