Poet Jane Hirshfield said "... the feeling I have about poem-writing (is) that it is always an exploration, of discovering something I didn't already know.  Who I am shifts from moment to moment, year to year.  What I can perceive does as well.  A new poem peers into mystery, into whatever lies just beyond the edge of knowable ground."

I bring a different poem to the writing classes each week, not only to inspire but to introduce new poets to the group members.

I find you in all these things of the world by Rainer Maria Rilke

I find you in all these things of the world 
that I love calmly, like a brother;	
in things no one care for, you brood like a seed;
and to powerful things you give an immense power.

Strength plays such a marvelous game—
it moves through the things of the world like a servant,
groping out in roots, tapering in trunks
and in the treetops like a rising from the dead.

~ Selected Poems of Rainer Maria Rilke, translated by Robert Bly 
(HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. 1981)


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