MYSTICAL POEMS: “You where the heart begins” by Rainer Maria Rilke


“You where the heart begins”

You who let yourselves feel: enter the breathing
that is more than your own.
Let it brush your cheeks
as it divides and rejoins beside you.

Blessed ones, whole ones,
you where the heart begins:
You are the bow that shoots the arrows
and you are the target.

Fear not the pain. Let its weight fall back
into the earth;
for heavy are the mountains, heavy the seas.

The trees you planted in childhood have grown
too heavy. You cannot bring them along.
Give yourselves to the air, to what you cannot hold.

β€”Rainer Maria Rilke
Sonnets to Orpheus, Part One, IV

7 Comments Add yours

  1. Oh this is so spectacular. Give yourself to the air cause you cannot hold yourself. These words pierced my heart, Amira and what an amazing picture. Too good.

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    1. Oh thank you so much dear Kamal for your beautiful comment! I am so happy to hear that it touched you so! ❀ πŸ™‚


      1. Yes completely and at times words really touch my heart. Love and light to you dear Amira.

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        1. and much love and light back to you my friend! ❀


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  2. LindaP says:

    Loved this!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. That’s great to hear Linda! ❀ Much love and warm hugs! ❀


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