The Great Song

Even though the world changes like cloud formations
all that is fulfilled returns home to the changeless One.
Above all the turning and changing
wider and freer, remains Your Song,
God with the lyre, God with the heart.

Sufferings have not been learned, 
loving has not really been learned, 
and what separates us in death
has not been unveiled.  
But the Great Song above the earth 
hallows and celebrates it all.

– Rainer Maria Rilke, trans. Br. David Steindl-Rast


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