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Sense Of Something Coming

Rainer Maria Rilke

I am like a flag in the center of open space.
I sense ahead the wind which is coming, and must live
it through.
while the things of the world still do not move:
the doors still close softly, and the chimneys are full
of silence,
the windows do not rattle yet, and the dust still lies down.

I already know the storm, and I am troubled as the sea.
I leap out, and fall back,
and throw myself out, and am absolutely alone
in the great storm.


Translated by Robert Bly

Added: 2 Mar 2002 | Last Read: 25 Apr 2018 6:26 AM | Viewed: 7893 times

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