Sunday, May 26, 2013

as good as it gets



I believe in all that has never yet been spoken.
I want to free what waits within me
so that what no one has dared to wish for

may for once spring clear
without my contriving.

If this is arrogant, God, forgive me,
but this is what I need to say.
May what I do flow from me like a river,
no forcing and no holding back,
the way it is with children.

Then in these swelling and ebbing currents,
these deepening tides moving out, returning,
I will sing you as no one ever has,

streaming through widening channels
into the open sea.


                           ~Rainer Maria Rilke

1 comment:

  1. Jim - I'm on Young Life staff in the Chicagoland region and was just shown a copy of your blue book by a friend. I'd love to order multiple copies for our area, but am not sure on how to go about that. If you could e-mail me if there is any way to purchase them, that'd be great. My name is Ian and my e-mail is ian@ylchicago.com

    Grace & Peace,

    Ian

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