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Fall

I thought that since tomorrow is the Autumnal Equinox, y'all might enjoy the following poem about the Fall season.

Fall

The leaves are falling, falling as if from far up,
as if orchards were dying high in space.
Each leaf falls as if it were motioning "no."

And tonight the heavy earth is falling
away from all other stars in the loneliness.

We're all falling. This hand here is falling.
And look at the other one. It's in them all.

And yet there is Someone, whose infinitely calm hands
gently hold up all this falling.


-- Rainer Maria Rilke

Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926) was a lyrical poet born in Prague, Czechoslovakia. A childhood troubled by a mother who raised him as a girl left him a life marked by melancholy and transient relationships. However, his creative nature made him the leading Christian existentialist poet of Germany. Rilke meditated on life and death, time and eternity. His reputation rests on two monumental works, the Duino Elegies begun in 1910, and its companion piece, Sonnets to Orpheus. Both were published together in 1923.

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