a meditation on water

when the surface is unsettled, peaking and swaying, one curve to another my image fails to exist glimpses of my skin are found in pale color, and across many distant angles but left to calm itself slowing its dance from side to side the fragments rearrange themselves to form a more focused gaze and there …

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On Love, Fear, and Trust: Lessons from Rilke

It seems I have fallen in love again. This time, the poet comes not from medieval Persia (Hafiz) or 15th century India (Kabir), but from Bohemia, Austria-Hungary, around 1875. And apparently I'm late to the game: the whole world has fallen for Rainier Maria Rilke. But I have just recently discovered Letters to a Young Poet, …

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