I live my life in growing orbits
which move out over the things of the world.
Perhaps I can never achieve the last,
but that will be my attempt.
I am circling around God, around the ancient tower,
and I have been circling for a thousand years,
and I still don’t know if I am a falcon, or a storm,
or a great song.
translated by Robert Bly
3 thoughts on “I Live My Life In Growing Orbits by Rainer Maria Rilke”
This is one of my favourites.
Rilke is great. Glad you think so, too.
Reblogged this on Leonard Durso.