April is National Poetry Month
This is a poem from one of my favorite poets Rainer Maria Rilke.
I will be adding some more of my art work and updating my blog today.
I hope that you enjoy this poem. Please share some of your favorites with me.
Do you remember still the falling stars
that like swift horses through the heavens raced
and suddenly leaped across the hurdles
of our wishes--do you recall? And we
did make so many! For there were countless numbers
of stars: each time we looked above we were
astounded by the swiftness of their daring play,
while in our hearts we felt safe and secure
watching these brilliant bodies disintegrate,
knowing somehow we had survived their fall.
Translated by Albert Ernest Flemming
Rainer Maria Rilke