Tuesday, May 10, 2011

back from that unseenness

The sap is mounting back from that unseenness
darkly renewing in the common deep,
back to the light, and feeding the pure greenness
hiding in rinds round which the winds still weep.

I inner side of Nature is reviving .
another sursum corda will resound;
invisibly, a whole year's youth is striving
to climb those trees that look so iron-bound.

Preserving still that grey and cool expression,
the ancient walnut
s filling with event;
while the young brush-wood trembles with repression
under the perching bird's presentiment.

~ Rainer Maria Rilke
from Possibility of Being