Rainier Maria Rilke

Let this Darkness be a Bell Tower
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--
What batters you becomes your strength.
Move back and forth into the change
What is it like, such intensity of Pain?
P1012326If 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; 

I have posted this poem before. But here looking over another year, it seems important again.