Friday, March 13, 2009

Without Translation

"That's what Destiny is: to be face to face
and nothing but that and always opposite."

Rainer Maria Rilke

Don't ask me how to
say this your
language is foreign to
me as is the map
you pack like
chocolate for
a ride on
a slow bridge.
You know that destiny
wears you like a badge on
a senseless night
yet you stand
stiller than
thinking you
can see yourself,
but it is only
the lazy
rainbow forming in
the mouth of a
storm without

jayne lyn stahl
from "Riding with Destiny"