Thursday, 18 March 2010

Dark blue coat

by Rainer Maria Rilke‎

The sky puts on the darkening blue coat
held for it by a row of ancient trees;
you watch: and the lands grow distant in your sight,
one journeying to heaven, one that falls;

and leave you, not at home in either one,
not quite so still and dark as the darkened houses,
not calling to eternity with the passion of what becomes
a star each night, and rises;

and leave you (inexpressibly to unravel)
your life, with its immensity and fear,
so that, now bounded, now immeasurable,
it is alternately stone in you and star.

(Translated by Stephen Mitchell)


Chandan said...

Love the photography, love the poem. Have some Rilke on my blog too.
Have a nice day.

Anvita Lakhera said...

Thank you Chandan. Your blog is lovely. You have a great design sense :) Will check the Rilke entry too.

Shyla said...

Wow, you are an amazingly talented photographer. Great sense of design. Thanks for these images.

Anvita Lakhera said...

Thanks for your kind words Shyla. Much appreciated :)

Anonymous said...

what pics!!
awesome, the first particularly.
~w.s. :-)

Anvita Lakhera said...

Thanks w.s. as always for your encouraging words :)