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Widening Circles



Written by Rainer Maria Rilke Translated by Joanna Macy

I live my life in widening circles that reach out across the world. I may not complete this last one but I give myself to it.

I circle around God, around the primordial tower. I’ve been circling for thousands of years and I still don’t know: am I a falcon, a storm, or a great song?


Rainer Maria Rilke was a Bohemian-Austrian poet and novelist.

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