Wednesday, November 11, 2009

I am, you anxious one

I am, you anxious one.

Don't you sense me, ready to break
into being at your touch?
My murmurings surround you like shadowy wings.
Can't you see me standing before you
cloaked in stillness?
Hasn't my longing ripened in you
from the beginning
as fruit ripens on a branch?

I am the dream you are dreaming.
When you want to awaken, I am that wanting:
I grow strong in the beauty you behold.
And with the silence of stars I enfold
your cities made by time.

-Rainer Maria Rilke

"How can we expect not to be anxious, Rilke implies, if we do not feel a greater presence, cloaked in stillness, with us in our days? Yet that same anxiety is the fuel for our longing, itself a sign of the presence we thirst for" - R. Hudsen

"for lovers of god everywhere: Poems of the Christian Mystics" by Roger Hudsen

1 comment:

brittanymonson said...

Good post. A very peaceful piece of writing. I like what Hudsen had to say, it offered a new perspective that I had not thought about before.