Posted by: jruthkelly | March 15, 2012

A Different Celebration . . .

She who reconciles the ill-matched threads

Photo by Kate Stetler Holgate, Used by Permission

of her life, and weaves them gratefully
into a single cloth–
it’s she who drives the loudmouths from the hall
and clears it for a different celebration

where the one guest is you.
In the softness of evening
it’s you she receives.

You are the partner of her loneliness,
the unspeaking center of her monologues.
With each disclosure you encompass more
and she stretches beyond what limits her,
to hold you.

Rainer Maria Rilke, Rilke’s Book of Hours – Love Poems to God
Translated by Anita Barrows and Joanna Macy

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