Re: From the Ninth Duino Elegy
- View SourceHello Demetrue,
Thanks for your reply (and see my comment below):
>elaine, I found your translation deeply moving... I stand in awe of youPlease, know that rilke, the earth, me are nothing without you. Separation
>Rilke... and the earth.
is an illusion, one promoted by materialistic thinking, is it not? I forget,
and need reminders, so i am not preaching at you, but reminding myself of
this oneness. (Which is not to say that we are not all individuals, unique,
like instruments, each important, in the ONE Orchestra!)
Anyway, you know Rilke had some problems last time around (when he was
incarnated on European soil, in Prague, etc.). He (like Goethe and some
others) had some trouble living up to some of what he wrote about. His great
realizations about love, for example, were not always ones he incarnated.
But he gets to try again, now in me (smile)--in us, who hear him. My prayer
is to be a poet whose life and writing come together, in service.--So, for
that service, there has to be a reader, a hearer a you, a me, all part of
that movement of the ONE (God, SELF).
I think there is also a line, or circle, of incarnation between Rilke and
the great medieval Sufi poet, Hafiz. (Rumi is the one who is more known, and
that is understandable; yet Hafiz is also quite powerful, and he is, one way
or another, in Rilke's blood...)
Loving poetry, loving,
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