22 January 2009

Water: You Who Never Arrived


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You Who Never Arrived


You who never arrived
in my arms,
Beloved, who were lost
from the start,

I don't even know what songs
would please you.
I have given up trying
to recognize you in the surging wave of the next
moment.
All the immense
images in me-- the far-off, deeply-felt landscape,
cities, towers, and bridges, and unsuspected
turns in the path,
and those powerful lands that were once
pulsing with the life of the gods-
all rise within me to mean
you, who forever elude me.
...
By Rainer Maria Rilke

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