Beauty is just the beginning of horror which we're scarcely capable endure and they are awed as it serenely disdains to annihilate united states. Each single angel is terrifying.
RAINER MARIA RILKE, Duino Elegies
For one human being to love another: that's perhaps the most difficult of most our tasks, the greatest, the final ensure that you proof, the task for which all the other work is but preparation.
I will be circling around Jesus, round the old tower, and I also have-been circling for 1000 years, and I also nonetheless do not know if I am a falcon, or a violent storm, or outstanding song.
RAINER MARIA RILKE, The Book of Hours
Rose, oh pure contradiction, desire, becoming no one's rest under countless covers.
RAINER MARIA RILKE, his epitaph, composed sometime before Oct. 27, 1925
I live my entire life in widening circles that reach out around the globe.
I would like to be with people who understand secret things if not alone.
RAINER MARIA RILKE, "Im Also Alone"
The great restoration of the world will perhaps comprise within, that guy and housemaid, freed of all untrue thoughts and reluctances, will look for each other not quite as opposites, but as bro and sibling, as neighbors, and can come together as humans.
RAINER MARIA RILKE, letter, Jul. 16, 1903, Letters to a Young Poet
Gradually the evening changes to the clothes held because of it by a row of old woods.
RAINER MARIA RILKE, "Evening, " The Book of pictures
Possibly all of the dragons in our everyday lives tend to be princesses that just waiting to see us act, only once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps whatever frightens us is, in its deepest essence, anything helpless that wishes our love.
RAINER MARIA RILKE, Letters to a new Poet
Where Im folded, truth be told there Im a lie.
Absolutely nothing variations a work of art therefore small as words of critique: they always cause more or less fortunate misunderstandings. Things are not all so concrete and sayable as men and women would normally have united states think; many experiences are unsayable, they take place in a place that no word features ever entered, and much more unsayable than all the other things tend to be pieces of art, those mystical existences, whoever life endures beside our very own little, transitory life.
RAINER MARIA RILKE, letter, Feb. 17, 1903, Letters to a Young Poet
The task regarding the eyes is completed. Get today and do the heart-work on the images imprisoned within you.
RAINER MARIA RILKE, Wendung
In the same way language has no longer something in accordance using the thing it names, therefore the moves on most of the people which live-in metropolitan areas have forfeit their connexion utilizing the earth; they hang, whilst had been, floating around, hover in all directions, in order to find no-place where they can settle.
RAINER MARIA RILKE, Worpswede
Whenever you go to bed, cannot keep bread or milk available: it draws the lifeless.
RAINER MARIA RILKE, "Sonnet 6, " Sonnets to Orpheus
Fans ... once you raise yourselves and press your mouths togetherdrink upon beverage: strange how each one of you products your way at night other.
RAINER MARIA RILKE, "2nd Elegy, " Duino Elegies
I wish to be a mirror for the whole body, and I never desire to be blind, or even be too old to hold your hefty and swaying picture.
Let life happen to you. Believe me: life is within the right, constantly.
Dying is odd and hard if it's not our death, but a death which takes united states by storm, as soon as we've ripened not one within united states.
In case your everyday life seems poor, try not to blame it; blame yourself, inform your self that you will be not poet adequate to phone forth its riches; for to your creator there isn't any impoverishment no poor indifferent destination.
Over repeatedly, but we know the landscape of love additionally the small churchyard there, using its sorrowing names, plus the frighteningly quiet abyss into that your other people fall: over and over the two of us go out collectively under the old trees, lie-down time and time again on the list of blossoms, face to face with the sky.