Thursday, February 24, 2011

Fragments V

How surely gravity's law,
strong as an ocean current,
takes hold of even the smallest thing
and pulls it toward the heart of the world.


If we surrendered
to earth's intelligence
we could rise up rooted, like trees.


That is what the things can teach us:
to fall,
patiently to trust our heaviness.
Even a bird has to do that
before he can fly.

-R.M. Rilke

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