Tuesday, September 6, 2011

At Summer's End

For all of you who teach and for all of you who parent and for all of you who learn, I wish you energy as you end your summer and bear the backpacks and walk the halls. I hope you can tend your inner fire until your first break, when you will lie down, eat junk, sleep late, and renew before...it starts again.


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.

—Rainer Maria Rilke

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