Archive for the ‘Rainer Maria Rilke’ Tag

Hiking In The Age Of Social Distancing   1 comment

Social Distancing Hiking-B@W-72Hiking In The Age Of Social Distancing — Image by kenne

I Am Much Too Alone in This World, Yet Not Alone

I am much too alone in this world, yet not alone
    enough
to truly consecrate the hour.
I am much too small in this world, yet not small
    enough
to be to you just object and thing,
dark and smart.
I want my free will and want it accompanying
the path which leads to action;
and want during times that beg questions,
where something is up,
to be among those in the know,
or else be alone.

I want to mirror your image to its fullest perfection,
never be blind or too old
to uphold your weighty wavering reflection.
I want to unfold.
Nowhere I wish to stay crooked, bent;
for there I would be dishonest, untrue.
I want my conscience to be
true before you;
want to describe myself like a picture I observed
for a long time, one close up,
like a new word I learned and embraced,
like the everday jug,
like my mother’s face,
like a ship that carried me along
through the deadliest storm.

Rainer Maria Rilke

A Grove of Saguaros   2 comments

Saguaro Family-2-Edit-art-72A Grove of Saguaros in Sabino Canyon — Photo-Artistry by kenne

And now we welcome the new year,

full of things that have never been.

— Ranier Maria Rilke

 

Mr. Joe — December 2003   Leave a comment

Mr.JoePhoto-72Mr. Joe (December 21, 2003) — Image and poem by kenne

This image and poem predate selfies and my blog.
Why is the poem addressed to “Mr. Joe?”
I have no idea.
“Do not seek answers
which cannot be given you . . .”

— kenne

 

Over The Wall   1 comment

Patio Mountain Views-7825-Edit-1-art-72Over The Wall — Photo-Artistry by kenne

“I want to be with those who know secret things or else alone.”

— Rainer Maria Rilke

Mexican Metalmark –Photo-Artistry   Leave a comment

Mexican Metalmark-Edit-1-art-blogMexican Metalmark –Photo-Artistry by kenne

Surely all art is the result of one’s having been in danger,
of having gone through an experience all the way to the end,
where no one can go any further.

— Rainer Maria Rilke

Digital Art — Swallowtail Butterfly   1 comment

Butterfly-3256 DP blogTwo-tailed Swallowtail Butterfly — Digital Painting by kenne

“Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart —
Try to love the questions themselves.

Do not now seek the answers which cannot be given
Because you would not be able to live them.

And the point is . . . To live everything.
Live the question now.

Perhaps you will then gradually (without noticing it)
Live along some distant day into the answer.”

— Rainer Maria Rilke

 

Sunset   Leave a comment

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Sunset--2 blog IISunset Panoramas (May 30, 2017) — Three Merged Photographs by kenne

Sunset

Slowly the west reaches for clothes of new colors
which it passes to a row of ancient trees.
You look, and soon these two worlds both leave you
one part climbs toward heaven, one sinks to earth.

leaving you, not really belonging to either,
not so hopelessly dark as that house that is silent,
not so unswervingly given to the eternal as that thing
that turns to a star each night and climbs-

leaving you (it is impossible to untangle the threads)
your own life, timid and standing high and growing,
so that, sometimes blocked in, sometimes reaching out,
one moment your life is a stone in you, and the next, a star.

— Rainer Maria Rilke

 

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