Rainer Maria Rilke

(4 December 1875 – 29 December 1926 / Prague / Czech Republic)

Palm - Poem by Rainer Maria Rilke

Interior of the hand. Sole that has come to walk
only on feelings. That faces upward
and in its mirror
receives heavenly roads, which travel
along themselves.
That has learned to walk upon water
when it scoops,
that walks upon wells,
transfiguring every path.
That steps into other hands,
changes those that are like it
into a landscape:
wanders and arrives within them,
fills them with arrival.

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

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