So We Are Grasped By What We Cannot Grasp

May 10, 2011 § Leave a comment

My eyes already touch the sunny hill,

going far ahead of the road I have begun.

So we are grasped by what we cannot grasp;

it has its inner light, even from a distance.

and changes us, even if we do not reach it,

into something else, which, hardly sensing it,

we already are;

a gesture waves us on, answering our own wave…

but what we feel is the wind in our faces.

Rainer Maria Rilke


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