Sunday, January 29, 2012

Thought for the Day

[. . .] If we surrendered
to earth's intelligence
we could rise up rooted, like trees. [. . .]*
~ Rainer Maria Rilke

* Quoted from Rilke's Book of Hours: Love Poems to God (Riverhead Trade, 2005; Riverhead Books, 1996), translated by Anita Barrows and Joanna Macy

Rainer Maria Rilke, 1875-1926 


Ruth said...

Oh this has been much on my mind, this realm of thought.

S. Etole said...

So much to be learned from nature.

Anonymous said...

René Karl Wilhelm Johann Josef Maria Rilke .
his parents got carried away a bit, i would say.

Anonymous said...

just thinking, with all the words his parents used to name him, it is kind of a given that he would be a child of words.

Louise Gallagher said...

Ah yes. Surrender

and be rooted in Love

no matter the season.

Kathleen said...

Oh, yes, I'd love that kind of intelligence and that kind of surrender!

Hannah Stephenson said...

If I could have one superpower, it would be to be able to speak with animals. I feel like they might know the secrets of the universe...

Andrea (Andee) Beltran said...

Love this, Maureen. Thanks for sharing. It makes me think of Avatar and all the secrets of the earth that have revealed themselves to us but wait to be noticed.

Have a lovely week!