A New Morning
And today, once again, a new morning: bright, with close, rounded clouds that frame expanses of the immeasurably deep sky. Agitation in the treetops. In everything else, restfulness. Windfall of apples. The grass softly invites you to walk out of the house. The dimness inside is alive with lights on antique silver, and their reflections in the looking glass confuse the eye as to what is enclosed within the mirror’s frame.
There are so many days here, none like the other. And beneath all their differences is this great similarity: the gratitude in which they are received.
~ from Early Journals (A Year with Rilke: Daily Readings from the Best of Rainer Maria Rilke (Harper One, 2005)
♥ Today’s Sunday Bear Hug is brought to you by Mr. Cornelius, who is thankful for today and for you. He would also be grateful for any strawberry tarts you might like to send his way.
Copyright © 2012 Jama Rattigan of Jama’s Alphabet Soup. All rights reserved.
6 thoughts on “sunday bear: rainer maria rilke”
I send strawberry tarts packed in be-ribboned hugs and oozing nutella on the side to Mr. Cornelius. Rilke reminds us to be continually grateful for each day and to appreciate the ‘windfall of apples’ – how exquisite. Happy Sunday, dear Jama!
Oh, Cornelius is thrilled with your gift! Thanks so much, Myra!
“There are so many days here, none like the other. And beneath all their differences is this great similarity: the gratitude in which they are received.”
That is lovely. Never made it past “Letters To A Young Poet” but I think I will check the library stacks for more treasures like this!
I love finding more Rilke goodness wherever I can. 🙂
Sorry I missed this yesterday, Jama. It’s beautiful. I read Rilke daily because a kind friend gave me a book with daily readings. It starts my day just right, as reading this yesterday would have. It’s a beautiful piece. Hope you had a good Sunday & a good start to your week!
We have the same book, then :). It *is* a wonderfully inspiring way to begin each new day.
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