Elizabeth Gamble Garden Horticulture for Children
Educational visit to Elizabeth Gamble Garden: Horticulture for Children with Cesar.
Look at the flowers, so faithful to what is earthly,
to whom we lend fate from the very border of fate.
And if they are sad about how they must wither or die,
perhaps it is our vocation to be their regret.
All Things want to fly. only we are weighed down by desire,
caught in ourselves and enthralled with our heaviness.
Oh what consuming, negative teachers we are
for them, while eternal childhood fills them with grace.
If someone were to fall into intimate slumber, and slept
deeply with Things: how easily he would come
to a different day, out of the mutual depth.
Or perhaps he would stay here; and they would blossom and praise
their newest convert, who now is like one of them,
all those silent companions in the wind of the meadows
The Sonnets to Orpheus, Rainer Maria Rilke. Translated by Stephen Mitchell with an introduction by Robert Hass. Vintage Books 1984
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