Water Lily

Rainer Maria Rilke

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My whole life is mine, but whoever says so
will deprive me, for it is infinite.
The ripple of water, the shade of the sky
are mine; it is still the same, my life.

No desire opens me: I am full,
I never close myself with refusal-
in the rythm of my daily soul
I do not desire-I am moved;

by being moved I exert my empire,
making the dreams of night real:
into my body at the bottom of the water
I attract the beyonds of mirrors...

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  • carmonbarajas49

    WOW, RAINER MARIA RILKE REALLY HAS A WAY WITH WORDS! 😍 I LOVE HOW THIS POEM MAKES ME FEEL BOTH COMPLETE AND INFINITE AT THE SAME TIME. THE IMAGERY OF THE WATER AND SHADE OF THE SKY ARE SO RELAXING. 😌 ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL AND MOVING! 🌊 🌈💖