Monthly Archives: March 2017

Poem of the Week: March 27th-April 2nd 

The poem of the week this week was composed by Rainer Maria Rilke. The theme in this poem can be categorized as “Hope.”
[Do you still remember: falling stars]

Rainer Maria Rilke, 1875 – 1926
Do you still remember: falling stars,

how they leapt slantwise through the sky

like horses over suddenly held-out hurdles

of our wishes—did we have so many?—

for stars, innumerable, leapt everywhere;

almost every gaze upward became

wedded to the swift hazard of their play,

and our heart felt like a single thing

beneath that vast disintegration of their brilliance—

and was whole, as if it would survive them!