Monday, May 2, 2011

'Your head is a living forest full of song birds'

“Your head is a living forest full of song birds.” - e.e. cummings  Engraving: Albín Brunovský Thank you, kateoplis.

But because truly being here is so much; because everything here
apparently needs us, this fleeting world, which in some strange way
keeps calling to us. Us, the most fleeting of all.
Once for each thing. Just once; no more. And we too,
just once. And never again. But to have been
this once, completely, even if only once:
to have been at one with the earth, seems beyond undoing.
- Rainer Maria Rilke

4 comments:

mme. bookling said...

What work is this from? I adore.

lulu said...

click on the photo, lady bird! ;)

xox

mme. bookling said...

I meant what Rilke work was the quote from ;)?

lulu said...

Oh! The Ninth Elegy.