May 20, 2011

Never Yet Spoken

Sketch, by Auguste Rodin

I believe in all that has never yet been spoken.
I want to free what waits within me
so that what no one has dared to wish for
may for once spring clear
without my contriving.

From the Book of Hours I, 12


  1. it is a noble desire, to wish to see an unbiased world, for the ones who are innocent that come after you

  2. Now that's the ultimate poetic ambition. You can see here how much Rilke believed that his greatest work was a matter of transcription: to clear away as much impedance so that the divine current would flow from starry heavens (or up from the ground) out through his mouth without his needing to shape a single word. - Brendan

  3. P.S., Rodin sure put his mark where it counts.

  4. I love that thought, Dusti. Clearing the way for those who come next.

    Brendan, divine current, from sky, ocean, ground. Free the song!


"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!