A Time to Be Still

Everything in the garden is lovely.

And if what is of earth forgets you,
Say to that earth of silence: I flow.
Say to the rushing waters: I am.

This comes at the very end of book two of Rilke’s Sonnet to Orpheus

Everything in the garden is STILL lovely.

This post is for all those who have died, known to you personally.

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2 thoughts on “A Time to Be Still”

  1. Thankyou Rev Mugo. Losing someone brought me into great bitterness. I used to think I had to stop that, to get over it and wanted so much to heal. Now i see it as just something that is and try not to judge it. I hope i am doing right. There’s nothing more I can do.

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