Saturday, September 27, 2008

I Live My Life in Widening Circles

I live my life in widening circles
that reach out across the world.
I may not complete this last one
but I give it to myself.

I circle around God, around the primordial tower.
I've been circling for thousands of years
and still I don't know: am I a falcon,
a storm or a great song?

Rainer Maria Rilke
from The Book of Hours

4 comments:

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

I love this poem too. I bought that collection not too long ago.

FranIAm said...

Ah...Rilke, beautiful.

Thank you.

Stratoz said...

I love the uncertainty in this poem... I am all about that.

Kristin said...

This is a lovely poem...