As once the winged energy of delight

As once the winged energy of delight 

carried you over childhood's dark abysses, 

now beyond your own life build the great 

arch of unimagined bridges. 

 

Wonders happen if we can succeed 

in passing through the harshest danger; 

but only in a bright and purely granted 

achievement can we realize the wonder. 

 

To work with Things in the indescribable 

relationship is not too hard for us; 

the pattern grows more intricate and subtle, 

and being swept along is not enough. 

 

Take your practiced powers and stretch them out 

until they span the chasm between two 

contradictions...For the god 

wants to know himself in you.

 

-Rainer Maria Rilke-

(image Luisa Sartori)