“Earth, isn’t this what you want?” (Poem)
by Rainer Maria Rilke
Earth, isn’t this what you want?
To arise in us, invisible?⠀
Is it not your dream, to enter us so wholly⠀
there’s nothing left outside us to see?⠀
What, if not transformation,⠀
is your deepest purpose?
Earth, my love,⠀
I want it too.
no more of your springtimes are needed⠀
to win me over — even one flower⠀
is more than enough.
Before I was named⠀
I belonged to you.
I see no other law⠀
but yours, and know I can trust⠀
the death you will bring.⠀
Rainer Maria Rilke
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