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Moving Forward

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,
in the ponds broken off from the sky
my falling sinks, as if standing on fishes. 


Translated by Robert Bly

Added: 2 Mar 2002 | Last Read: 24 May 2017 9:34 AM | Viewed: 8857 times

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