October 27, 2011

Too Vast to Be Contained

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We may yearn to come to rest
in some small piece of pure humanity,
a strip of orchard between river and rock.
But our heart is too vast to be contained there.
We can no longer seek it in a place
or even in the image of a god or an angel.

From the Second Duino Elegy


  1. Pure Humanity ... The essential Human beings ....Totally Uncluttered by " Civilisation"

  2. then where do we reside?

    in the uncontainable? in the unnameable? in the unknowable?



"Everything is blooming most recklessly; if it were voices instead of colors, there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night."

~ Rainer Maria Rilke

Go ahead, bloom recklessly!