Death, Rainer Maria Rilke

For the families that have lost loved ones..

 

“Death,” Rainer Maria Rilke

Before us great Death stands
Our fate held close within his quiet hands.
When with proud joy we lift Life’s red wine
To drink deep of the mystic shining cup
And ecstasy through all our being leaps—
Death bows his head and weeps.

 

Poem obtained from – Poems of Rainer Maria Rilke webpage

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~ by originalapplejunkie on July 18, 2014.

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