Quote for Today: Rainer Maria Rilke

© Ton Haex with CCLicense
© Ton Haex with CCLicense

She was no longer that woman with blue eyes
who once had echoed through the poet’s songs,
no longer the wide couch’s scent and island,
and that man’s property no longer.

She was already loosened like long hair,
poured out like fallen rain,
shared like a limitless supply.

She was already root.

And when, abruptly,
the god put out his hand to stop her, saying,
with sorrow in his voice: He has turned around —,
she could not understand, and softly answered

–from Orpheus. Euridice. Hermes by Rainer Maria Rilke

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