I shared a photo from my recent family photo session with my friend, Martha. She responded: “Great shot! This reminds me of a Rilke poem, she added, translated by Robert Bly called, “A Walk.” Then she quoted the poem:
“My eyes already touch the sunny hill,
going far ahead of the road I have begun.
So we are grasped by what we cannot grasp;
it has inner light, even from a distance –
and changes us, even if we do not reach it,
into something else, which, hardly sensing it,
we already are; a gesture waves us on
answering our own wave…
but what we feel is the wind in our faces”.
Thank you Martha and thank you Rainer Maria Rilke.
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These photos are so beautiful they brought tears to my eyes- I am “grasped by what I cannot grasp”.
I met Robert Bly in Colorado about 35 years ago. He was there for a poet’s conference and was visiting my poet friend, Mary Crow. It was an honor to have met him, it was an honor to have been friends with Mary Crow.
It is when an image conjures a poem or a poem conjurs an image, or an image reflects an idea, a riff, a memory, or reflects a work of art, turns itself into words and then back into things that cannot be expressed in words, turns itself into music or new ideas, that keeps us all moving forward. Beautiful piece, beautiful peace. Sending you much love and light, so glad you enjoyed my freely associated thoughts in seeing your beautiful work. Martha