No one knows what the body can do. -Spinoza

Friday, November 19, 2010

Rilke Poem

It is possible I am pushing through solid rock
in flintlike layers, as the ore lies, alone;
I am such a long way in I can see no way through,
and no space; everything is close to my face,
and everything close to my face is stone.

I don't have much knowledge yet in grief --
so this darkness makes me feel small.
You, be the master; make yourself fierce, break in:
then your great transforming will happen to me,
and my great grief cry will happen to you.

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