Sunday, August 26, 2012

Recollection

What was the wine that the women drank
from the lips of Rilke? Did he whisper
the old religion, the mandala
of belonging to the cosmos?
When we walk back into
the churchcave of our paleohearts
will we find that poet shaman
already there?

13 comments:

  1. A stunning piece - good questions, with answers we can only surmise.

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  2. WOW! Yes, stunning questions. Love this poem!

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  3. I don't know your work Lorna, but I agree with everyone else--just stunning work!

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  4. Wonderfully crafted poem. I am not so of the long poetry forms I am more of the short ones such as haiku (Japanese poetry-form), but this one is really nice to read ... that imagery you give with your words ... well done.
    Please visit my weblog on haiku.
    http://chevrefeuilleshaikublog.blogspot.nl/2012/08/tackle-it-tuesday-blue-moon.html

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  5. the wine the women drank was the dangerous kind, the kind with truth and the full bodied mouth of unforgiveness. did they fully understand the beauty of drinking from the dying deer, of the mystery which is?

    i have discovered rilke later in life and i love him very much, all of his complexities, his danger, his fervor, his tender love.

    xo
    erin

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    1. I just found your comment - thanks - it's right on.

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  6. very nice lorna.
    your words enter my mind...and stay there for a while. =)

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  7. wow. that is a tight little piece there...that question in the second half has my head spinning and in a good way...def causes one to think...as erin said, a dangerous kind...smiles.

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  8. hmm..I have to read more of Rilke ..this is stunning!

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  9. i think it's the intimacy in his voice that attracts people..maybe esp. women...smiles... i like rilke a lot, there's always so much depth in his writing

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  10. ...a beautifully meditative poem... i liked it... smiles...

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  11. So much condensed here... and yes, I am one of Rilke's women fans... His love poetry is so gorgeous, so evocative, the magic of the senses.

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