Thursday, December 04, 2008

this poem used to be on erin's wall


Have patience with everything that remains unsolved in your heart.
Try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books written in a foreign language.
Do not now look for the answers.
They cannot now be given to you because you could not live them.
It is a question of experiencing everything.
At present you need to live the question.
Perhaps you will gradually, without even noticing it, find yourself experiencing the answer, some distant day.

-Rainer Maria Rilke

2 comments:

ehaze said...

is it relevant to you right now?

Fern said...

hm, i posted it because i heard it on the kut poetry section one day. i would say almost relevant, as the questions have been forgotten for some time now, but are being allowed to resurface. trying to be open to experiencing everything!