I've carried this poem with me for the past year and a half and it has pulled me, lifted me up and gently pushed me forward at times. I often read it and I found it inspiring every time.
The deep parts of my life pour onward,
as if the river shores were opening out.
It seems that things are more like me now,
That I can see farther into paintings.
I feel closer to what language can't reach.
With my senses, as with birds, I climb
into the windy heaven, out of the oak,
in the ponds broken off from the sky
my failing sinks, as if standing on fishes.
- Rainer Maria Rilke
I am grateful for Poets and Poetry.
Here are a few links to my favourite poetry sites;