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Arts & Culture > Poetry & Prose > A Gift of Poetry
 

A Gift of Poetry



Nobody sees a flower - really - it is so small - we haven't time -
and to see takes time like to have a friend takes time

~Georgia O'Keefe 

 


 

 

The hour is striking so close above me,

so clear and sharp,

that all my senses ring with it.

I feel now there is a power in me

to grasp and give shape to my world.



I know that nothing has ever been real

without my beholding it.

All becoming has needed me.

My looking ripens things

and they come toward me, to meet and be met.



~ Rainer Maria Rilke

from Rilke's Book of Hours,  

translated by Joanna Macy and Anita Barrows




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posted on May 26, 2011 7:03 AM ()

Comments:

Yes, indeed, looking does ripen things!
comment by marta on May 26, 2011 9:02 PM ()
comment by greatmartin on May 26, 2011 7:05 AM ()
Good Morning SunShine,thanks for the visit and good things your way today and always
reply by anacoana on May 26, 2011 7:45 AM ()

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