Thursday, August 9, 2012

Flower for the Day 8-8-12 The Blue Gentian


While at the Fritschel's cabin they showed
us their newly blooming blue gentians and
Fritz quoted a verse from Rainer Maria Rilke: 

 Thr Ninth Duino Elegy  
...The wanderer does not bring a handful of earth,
The unutterable, from the mountain slope to the valley,
but "a pure word he has learned,
the blue and yellow gentian".
...Here is the time for the unutterable,
its country.
...Behold, I'm alive on what? Neither childhood nor future
opens less.  Surplus of existence
is welling up in my heart. 


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