Albany NY · Inspiration · On Writing · Poetics · Poetry · R.M. Engelhardt · The New Verse Movement

The Future

The Future

The future: time’s excuse

to frighten us; too vast

a project, too large a morsel

for the heart’s mouth.

Future, who won’t wait for you?

Everyone is going there.

It suffices you to deepen

the absence that we are.

 

~ Rainer Maria Rilke

 
– Translated by A. Poulin

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