Rilke Poem

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.

….

If this is arrogant, God, forgive me,

but this is what I need to say.

May what I do flow from me like a river,

no forcing and no holding back,

the way it is with children.

….

Then in these swelling and ebbing currents,

these deepening tides moving out, returning,

I will sing you as no one ever has,

streaming through widening channels

into the open sea. 

From Rilke’s Book of Hours: Love Poems To God by Rilke by Rainer Maria Rilke

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2 thoughts on “Rilke Poem

    1. Every time I get frustrated with myself about anything or crave to create this is what my soul wants and cries. This poem resonated deeply with me!

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