As Once The Winged Energy Of Delight Poem by Rainer Maria Rilke

As Once The Winged Energy Of Delight

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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.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Michael Morgan 04 August 2014

...'winged energy of delight'. Anytime.

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Michael Morgan 04 August 2014

simply awesome. '...the chasm between two contradictions'. spelled Z-E-N

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Anna Kelly 02 January 2007

...if we can find the god within us then maybe the intricate pattern becomes less intricate?

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Rainer Maria Rilke

Rainer Maria Rilke

Prague / Czech Republic
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