Sunday, October 17, 2010

Sunday Morning Poetry

the October sun

Autumn


The leaves are falling, falling as if from far up,
as if orchards were dying high in space.
Each leaf falls as if it were motioning "no."

And tonight the heavy earth is falling
away from all other stars in the loneliness.

We're all falling. This hand here is falling.
And look at the other one. It's in them all.

And yet there is Someone, whose hands
infinitely calm, holding up all this falling.

~ Rainer Maria Rilke

25 comments:

Derrick said...

It is a mind-boggling task!

Kamana said...

i love the light in the photo.

Tracy said...

Lovely. Have a blessed Sunday, Relyn!

Ragamuffin Gal said...

This picture is truly amazing Relyn, and I love your shots below ~ what a great eye you have and attention to detail ~ love you, you amazing, inspiring, talented woman!!!

Suz said...

oh my I love this poem
its simplicity
and profoundness
and yes I count on him too

krista said...

is that your photo? it's STUNNING!

Relyn said...

Yes, it's mine. Thank you, Krista. I took it yesterday and was just delighted when I saw it larger on the computer.

Jeffrey said...

I love this poem, sweet girl. Of course, Rilke flips my lid anyway.

Jo said...

Beautiful photo - a perfect choice for that sweet poem, quietly profound.

x

Jennifer Richardson said...

Thank you for this gentle
reminder...and the otherworldly
photo that opens my heart wide
to the tender call to let go
....that Someone infinitely calm
"holds up all of this falling"
So needed today~thanks, Relyn
-Jennifer

Kelli said...

Beautiful. Both the photo and the words. :)

ELK said...

quiet and beauty equals this post!

missy k said...

Beautiful!

Karenx

Erin Wallace said...

Beautiful photo (as always) and LOVE Rilke.

xo Erin

Mrs. E said...

Love it!

Tracy said...

Rilke... he never fails to dazzle me...*sigh*... Taking this sparkling moment with me into the day... Thank you, Relyn :o) Happy Week ((HUGS))

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

beautiful words - went straight to my heart and settled. thank you for sharing with us!

Oliag said...

Beautiful photo to go with one of my favorite autumnal poems...Thanks Relyn!
xo

Marilyn said...

Thanks for another special poem and images it plays in my mind.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

How lovely...nothing else needs to be said.

Dandy said...

That picture is so dreamy. Soooo dreamy.

SE'LAH... said...

your photos are so stunning, Relyn...beautiful.

glad to have a moment to stop by and breathe a little with you. one love

Dorit said...

Beautiful! Thank you for sharing, and thank you for giving me a new friend :)

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

Rilke is just perfection! Love this poem!

xo Mary Jo

gkgirl said...

oh.

i have never read this poem.

thank you for sharing it...
it makes me think...
{and love the photo...you are
rocking that camera!!}

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