Friday, October 12, 2007

So Quiet in Here/Into the Mystic (Van Morrison)

SONG(S): So Quiet in Here /Into the Mystic by Van Morrison

BOOK: Even in Quiet Places: Poems by William Stafford

POEM: Sonnets to Orpheus, Part Two, XXIX by Rainer Maria Rilke

Quiet friend who has come so far,
feel how your breathing makes more space around you.
Let this darkness be a bell tower
and you the bell. As you ring,

what batters you becomes your strength.
Move back and forth into the change.
What is it like, such intensity of pain?
If the drink is bitter, turn yourself to wine.

In this uncontainable night,
be the mystery at the crossroads of your senses,
the meaning discovered there.

And if the world has ceased to hear you,
say to the silent earth: I flow.
To the rushing water, speak: I am.

QUOTE: "The deeper that sorrow carves into your being the more joy you can contain. Is not the cup that holds your wine the very cup that was burned in the potter's oven?" ~ Kahlil Gibran

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