Entrance – Rainer Maria Rilke (in both English and French)


Whoever you are: in the evening step out
of your room, where you know everything;
yours is the last house before the far-off:
whoever you are.

With your eyes, which in their weariness
barely free themselves from the worn-out threshold,
you lift very slowly one black tree
and place it against the sky: slender, alone.

And you have made the world. And it is huge
and like a word which grows ripe in silence.
And as your will seizes on its meaning,
tenderly your eyes let go. . . .

~ Rainer Maria Rilke ~



Qui que tu sois : le soir venu, sors
de cette chambre où tu sais tout ;
ta maison est la dernière avant l’horizon :
qui que tu sois.

Avec tes yeux fatigués qui ont peine
à se libérer du seuil élimé,
tu dresses très lentement un arbre noir
et tu le poses devant le ciel : élancé, seul.

Et tu as construit le monde. Et il est grand
et pareil à un mot qui mûrit encore dans le silence.
Et comme ta volonté saisit son sens,
tes yeux le laissent délicatement partir …

About new desert

Nurturing the Gift of Seeking is about a spiritual "destination," a journey within, a new beginning, that eventually takes us where we are meant to arrive. Some call it Home, yet I am not sure what Home means, and where it is. Enjoy the journey, dear Ones! On this journey, what matters, first and foremost, is our seeking spirit. And the seed of perseverance--or faith, if you will. Happy journey, dear fellow Sisters and Brothers!
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2 Responses to Entrance – Rainer Maria Rilke (in both English and French)

  1. J’adore, toujours, quelle que soit la langue

  2. hollyipltd says:

    Reminded me of a quote from Lahotar:

    ‘U cannot know my beauty through mind n logic. Allow me to break prison of u mind’s darkness. Then step out into freedom light love n madness’

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