Lament

Everything is far
and long gone by.
I think that the star
glittering above me
has been dead for a million years.
I think there were tears
in the car I heard pass
and something terrible was said.
A clock has stopped striking in the house
across the road…
When did it start?…
I would like to step out of my heart
and go walking beneath the enormous sky.

I would like to pray.
And surely of all the stars that perished
long ago,
one still exists.
I think that I know
which one it is–
which one, at the end of its beam in the sky
stands like a white city.

-Rainer Maria Rilke.

Not sure if I've posted this before. Don't care I have. Its a beautiful poem. I'm sure nobody will mind having to read it twice.

You see, I'm scared no one here
will look for me again.
..
Rainer Maria Rilke

Goodnight all.

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