“When it’s over…”

“When it’s over, I want to say: all my life
I was a bride married to amazement.
I was the bridegroom, taking the world into my arms.

When it is over, I don’t want to wonder
if I have made of my life something particular, and real.
I don’t want to find myself sighing and frightened,
or full of argument.

I don’t want to end up simply having visited this world.”

― Mary Oliver


Bench by Anonymous



Windows opening
Hummingbirds hovering in the wind
Let love dance in the waterfalls
Touching flowers of softness
Colors overflowing the river banks

Pain surfaces for breath
Seeing bubbles of knowledge
Sending messages of hope and warning

Let live ideas
Dreams unfulfilled
Even in the dreaming
They exist only in the world
Of the imagination

Break from the chains
Release the truth
Face the awakening

(c) jk 2015

NOVA by James Alliban

“Letters to a Young Poet” [Part II of XXIX]

rainer maria rilke letters to a young poet COVER

“Letters to a Young Poet”

by Rainer Maria Rilke

Part II of XXIX

Post by Jennifer Kiley

Post Sunday 28th December 2014

RILKE Painting blond

(2nd week)

“… love your solitude

and try to sing out

with the pain

it causes you.

For those who are near

you are far away…

and this shows

that the space around you

is beginning to grow vast….

be happy

about your growth,

in which of course

you can’t take

anyone with you,

and be gentle

with those

who stay behind;

be confident

and calm

in front of them

and don’t torment them

with your doubts

and don’t frighten them

with your faith

or joy,

which they wouldn’t

be able to comprehend.

Seek out some simple

and true feeling

of what you have

in common with them,

 which doesn’t necessarily

have to alter

when you yourself

change again

and again;”

1 home large photo

One of Rainer Maria Rilke’s Homes


Dvorak, New World Symphony – 2nd Mvt Part 2,

Dublin Philharmonic, Conductor Derek Gleeson

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