Widening Circles

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I live my life in widening circles
that reach out across the world.
I may not complete this last one
but I give myself to it.
I circle around God, around the primordial tower.
I’ve been circling for thousands of years
and I still don’t know: am I a falcon,
a storm, or a great song?
~ Ranier Maria Rilke ~

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One Response to “Widening Circles”

  1. madeleinefcj Says:

    I love Rilke’s poetry. In my theology class this fall, our professor often started class with a Rilke poem as our opening prayer!!!!! Thanks for sharing this one!

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