— Rainer Maria Rilke
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.
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
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). 😛
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