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"Lament"

There's been a couple of posts now in LJ communities that ask for recorded readings of poems. This one is Rainer Maria Rilke's "Lament."

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“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...”

Transcribed by: cimeara

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celtile
Oct. 16th, 2008 07:58 pm (UTC)

That was really nice. It calmed me right down.
cimeara
Oct. 17th, 2008 03:13 am (UTC)
:-) Glad you enjoyed it!
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