Monday, March 23, 2009

Rilke: The Lovers


(Robert Doisneau)

    See how in their veins all becomes spirit;
    into each other they mature and grow.
    Like axles, their forms tremblingly orbit,
    round which it whirls, bewitching and aglow.
    Thirsters, and they receive drink,
    watchers, and see: they receive sight.
    Let them into one another sink
    so as to endure each other outright.

    Translated by John J.L.Mood



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