Just As The Winged Energy Of Delight


Just as the winged energy of delight

carried you over many chasms early on,

now raise the daringly imagined arch

holding up the astounding bridges.

Miracle doesn’t lie only in the amazing

living through and defeat of danger;

miracles become miracles in the clear

achievement that is earned.

To work with things is not hubris

when building the association beyond words;

denser and denser the pattern becomes

being carried along is not enough.

Take your well – disciplined strengths

and stretch them between two

opposing poles. Because inside human beings

is where God learns.

Muzot, February 1924

– Ranier Maria Rilke

translated by R.B.

Image by: Kilian Schönberger



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