Wednesday, March 2, 2011

no miracles, please


All who seek you
test you.
And those who find you 
bind you to image and gesture.
I would rather sense you
as the earth senses you.
In my ripening 
what you are.
I need from you no tricks
to prove you exist.
Time, I know,
is other than you.
No miracles, please.
just let your laws
become clearer
from generation to generation.

~ Rainer Maria Rilke
from The Book of Pilgrimage, II,15