S2 E3: Love Song by Rainer Marie Rilke

Love Song by Rainer Maria Rilke

How can I keep my soul in me, so that
it doesn't touch your soul? How can I raise
it high enough, past you, to other things?
I would like to shelter it, among remote
lost objects, in some dark and silent place
that doesn't resonate when your depths resound.
Yet everything that touches us, me and you,
takes us together like a violin's bow,
which draws one voice out of two separate strings.
Upon what instrument are we two spanned?
And what musician holds us in his hand?
Oh sweetest song.

(Public Domain)

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4 thoughts on “S2 E3: Love Song by Rainer Marie Rilke

    1. Many thanks, Liz! Just today, I discovered a wonderful poem by Rabindranath Tagore today that I know you will appreciate. I first heard about Tagore just before my father passed in 2011, when I read this quote: “Death is not extinguishing the light; it is only putting out the lamp because the dawn has come.”

      Beggarly Heart

      When the heart is hard and parched up,
      come upon me with a shower of mercy.

      When grace is lost from life,
      come with a burst of song.

      When tumultuous work raises its din on all sides shutting me out from
      beyond, come to me, my lord of silence, with thy peace and rest.

      When my beggarly heart sits crouched, shut up in a corner,
      break open the door, my king, and come with the ceremony of a king.

      When desire blinds the mind with delusion and dust, O thou holy one,
      thou wakeful, come with thy light and thy thunder.

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