Monday, December 24, 2007

I went to Poets.org, the website of the Academy of American Poets, to check out which poems they are highlighting for the holiday season. When I saw that they recommend Archaic Torso of Apollo by Rainer Maria Rilke for New Year's, my breath stopped for a moment. This poem has spoken to me before, but never more than now.

May the holidays and the New Year bring you peace and joy and, if this poem speaks to you the way it does to me, fruitful transformation.

6 comments:

Laraine Herring said...

Ah, sweet Gayle. What a perfect poem for this time. Remember to breathe & that you are loved.

Laraine

Cati said...

I second that!

Thinking of you....

xo,
Cati

Andi said...

That kills me every single time I read it.

What a perfectly prescient message. And how comforting it is to imagine Rilke approving of these upheavals and life changes.

Peace to you in the new year.

readingwritingliving said...

Gayle, I just read this and it took my breath away, too.

Sending you peace in 2008.

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gayle said...

A belated thank you to everyone for all of your support. I can't even begin tell you what it means to me...

xo
gayle