Moving Forward

I hope everyone had a great weekend. Mine was a bit of a blur what with all the bookbinding I was doing but I did finish Dreaming in Cuban for the upcoming Slaves discussion. Don’t forget that’s this Wednesday if you want to participate.

I also got to read a bit in a new poetry book by Sourcebooks, The Poem I Turn To. This collection has a wide variety of poems and it even has a CD so you can hear some of the poems. I love listening to poetry. I’ll share one poem from the collection which I really liked. I feel like so many things are going on with me right now that this poem really resonated with me. I hope you’ll enjoy it.

Moving Forward
By Rainer Maria Rilke

The deep parts of my life pour onward,
as if the river shores were opening out.
It seems that things are more like me now,
that I can see farther into paintings.
I feel closer to what language can’t reach.
With my senses, as with birds, I climb
into the windy heaven, out of the oak,
and in the ponds broken off from the sky
my feeling sinks, as if standing on fishes.

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