One of my all time favorite poems.

It’s beautiful and terribly inspiring. It’s called Give Me Your Hand by Rainer Maria Rilke.

God speaks to each of us as he makes us,
then walks with us silently out of the night.

These are words we dimly hear:
You, sent out beyond your recall,
go to the limits of your longing.
Embody me.

Flare up like flame
and make big shadows I can move in.

Let everything happen to you: beauty and terror.
Just keep going.  No feeling is final.
Don’t let yourself lose me.

Nearby is the country they call life.
You will know it by its seriousnes.

Give me your hand.

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~ by TheFirstLightofSummer on November 4, 2010.

2 Responses to “One of my all time favorite poems.”

  1. I love that poem. Especially that part “Let everything happen to you: beauty and terrror” or something like that. Wow… powerful.

  2. 🙂 I love that line, too. It makes me happy how inspiring it is.

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