St. Brigid's Day

My contribution to The Fourth Annual Brigid in the Blogosphere Poetry Slam:  



And you wait, keep waiting for that one thing 

which would infinitely enrich your life: 

the powerful, uniquely uncommon, 

the awakening of dormant stones, 

depths that would reveal you to yourself. 


In the dusk you notice the book shelves 

with their volumes in gold and in brown; 

and you think of far lands you journeyed, 

of pictures and of shimmering gowns 

worn by women you conquered and lost. 


And it comes to you all of a sudden: 

That was it! And you arise, for you are 

aware of a year in your distant past 

with its fears and events and prayers. 


~ Rainer Maria Rilke ~ 

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