“Almond Trees in Full Bloom” – Rilke
(Almond tress in blossom—the most we can achieve here is to know ourselves fully in our earthly appearance.)
I always gaze at you in wonder, you blessed ones,
at your composure, –you who know
how to bear and delight in our transience,
your perfect demeanor in the face
of our vanishing beauty.
If only we knew how to truly blossom
we would race out beyond all lesser dangers
to be safe in that single great one.