Thursday, February 18, 2010

Rilke. On the Poetry Doorway...

Rilke., originally uploaded by annamaren.

I have painted a chalkboard on a door downstairs in my home, and I post poetry of wide variety on the door...changing it up every few weeks.

On Tuesday I posted a new poem from Rilke's Book of Hours, and L and I talked about it today. I asked L- Do you remember what God said to you as he made you?
L thought for a big and then told me God said to him "Be careful down there"!
I had no words for that... it was just the best.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Lone Winter Tree

Lone Winter Tree, originally uploaded by Hero's Journey.

You See I Want a Lot

You see, I want a lot.
Perhaps I want everything:
the darkness that comes with every infinite fall
and the shivering blaze of every step up.

So many live on and want nothing,
and are raised to the rank of prince
by the slippery ease of their light judgments.

But what you love to see are faces
that do work and feel thirst.

You love most of all those who need you
as they need a crowbar or a hoe.

You have not grown old, and it is not too late
to dive into your increasing depths
where life calmly gives out its own secret.

--Rainer Maria Rilke (translated by Robert Bly)

Silver and Gray

Silver and Gray, originally uploaded by Hero's Journey.

Winter Mountains

Winter Mountains, originally uploaded by Hero's Journey.

I am sharing some winter love with Justyn. These photos were taken by my friend Chris Royer who works in the mountains of West Virginia where I go for Hero's Journey Foundation work.