Small Stone for Jan. 19, 2014

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badge-14-300x300Today’s poem from A Year with Rilke is Your Singing Continues, which can be read here, a blog post from 3 Januaries ago, illustrated with a wonderful Rodin sculpture: http://yearwithrilke.blogspot.ca/2011/01/your-singing-continues.html  

Jan. 19, 2014

“…all that is finished
falls home to the ancient source.

Above the change and loss,
farther and freer,
your singing continues..”—Rilke

Nothing that we are
lasts forever unchanged.

In winter, the earth
gathers its strength for
new growth to come in spring.

Spring rain

Spring rain (Photo credit: Here’s Kate)

Even as our bodies age,
we may find growth of spirit.
We too long for April rainsong and the sun.

–CAS

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