Friday, June 13, 2008

A Quote from Rainer Maria Rilke
My friend Rod McDaniel, in Heidelberg, translated this from the German. It's from a letter Rilke wrote to Witold Hulewicz in November 1925. Rilke was such an amazing mystic and visionary, as well as an astounding poet. . .

"It is our task to imprint this temporary, perishable earth into ourselves so deeply, so painfully and passionately, that its essence can rise again, invisibly, inside us. We are the bees of the invisible. We wildly collect the honey of the visible, to store it in the great golden hive of the invisible."

"Everything transient is plunging into the depths of being. . ."



2 comments:

Melanie Mulhall said...

Penney,

What a beautiful quote from Rilke (whose writing I adore). It says beautifully what I recently experienced during a shamanic journey--a wonderful validation from long ago and far away.

Thanks for all your posts. I'm just now getting caught up with them and they are all most helpful.

Walk in Beauty
Melanie Mulhall
www.melaniemulhall.wordpress.com

W. Hunter Roberts said...

Exquisite. Penney, I remember hearing about you from Rod many years ago. I have lost him, but am now living in Europe and woudl like to find him again. Can you help?

Wendy Hunter Roberts