Mark vs Cancer

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Sometimes a Man

by Ranier Maria Rilke
 
Sometimes a man stands up during supper
 
and walks outdoors, and keeps on walking,
 
because of a church that stands somewhere in the East.
 
And his children say blessings on him as if he were dead.
 
And another man, who remains inside his own house,
 
dies there, inside the dishes and in the glasses,
 
so that his children have to go far out into the world
 
toward that same church, which he forgot.

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