Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Focus on wednesday



Last week one of my classmates made a cruise through the pictures and came across the poem of Rainer Maria Rilke, the swan. It was a lovely reminder and therefore I made this paper plate to remind myself in the future.

This clumsy living that moves lumbering
as if in ropes through what is not done,
reminds us of the awkward way the swan walks.
And to die, which is the letting go
of the ground we stand on and cling to every day,
is like the swan, when he nervously lets himself down
into the water, which receives him gaily
and which flows joyfully under
and after him, wave after wave,
while the swan, unmoving and marvelously calm,
is pleased to be carried, each moment more fully grown,
more like a king, further and further on.
Thank you Heather.

Have a lovely tuesday.

Elizabeth

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