Autumn Poem by Rainer Maria Rilke

Autumn

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The leaves are falling, falling as if from far up,
as if orchards were dying high in space.
Each leaf falls as if it were motioning "no."

And tonight the heavy earth is falling
away from all other stars in the loneliness.

We're all falling. This hand here is falling.
And look at the other one. It's in them all.

And yet there is Someone, whose hands
infinitely calm, holding up all this falling.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Geeta Radhakrishna Menon 17 March 2021

Beautiful poem. There is always someone who stretches the hand to hold and protect. The hands of the Supreme Power.

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Leela chatterjee 29 June 2018

Everything is falling but there is someone holding up this falling. This poem is very dear to me .

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* Sunprincess * 14 March 2014

.............a nice write I could envision the stars and planets...actually all of space..

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Alana F 05 January 2010

Does Someone refer to god or some other Someone?

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Rainer Maria Rilke

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Prague / Czech Republic
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