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Wednesday, September 15, 2004

Variation on a Theme by Rilke



::today
sunrise : 6:51am
sunset : 7:18pm
day length : 12h 27m
moonrise: 7:49 am
moonset : 8:09 pm
moonphase: Waxing crescent 1 day
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Variation on a Theme by Rilke

A certain day became a presence to me;
there it was, confronting me--a sky, air, light:
a being. And before it started to descend
from the height of noon, it leaned over
and struck my shoulder as if with
the flat of a sword, granting me
honor and a task. The day's blow
rang out, metallic--or it was I, a bell awakened,
and what I heard was my whole self
saying and singing what it knew: I can.

~Denise Levertov



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