"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.

Friday, February 29, 2008

Friday poetry corner...

God speaks to each of us as he makes us,
then walks with us silently out of the night.
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These are words we dimly hear:
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You, sent out beyond your recall,
go to the limits of your longing.
Embody me.
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Flare up like flame
and make big shadows I can move in.
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Let everything happen to you: beauty and terror.
Just keep going. No feeling is final.
Don't let yourself lose me.
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Nearby is the country they call life.
You will know it by its seriousnes.
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Give me your hand.
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~ Rainer Maria Rilke ~

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My Bruderhoff friend David sent this to me.

2 comments:

  1. Terry-

    I came by earlier and forgot to leave a comment!

    Wilke has some very beautiful prose and poetry. Having said that, I'm ashamed to admit to not previously knowing about this very beautiful poem.

    "Let everything happen to you: beauty and terror.
    Just keep going. No feeling is final."

    How magnificent is that verse!

    Thank you for sharing this with us:0)

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  2. Thanks - I like Wilke's poetry, too.

    I have some flowers for you. Stop by and pick them up:)

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