Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Space reaches from us and translates the world
What birds plunge through is not the intimate space
in which you see all forms intensified.
(Out in the Open, you would be denied
your self, would disappear into that vastness.

Space reaches from us and translates the world:
to know a tree, in its true element,
throw inner space around it, from that pure
abundance in you. Surround it with restraint.
It has no limits. Not till it is held
in your renouncing is it truly there.

image :here
text: Rilke via booksvscigarettes

1 comment:

Lydia said...

Love that image. And the quote by Rilke is deep and true; I'll be thinking about this one for hours, maybe days.