Buddha in Glory

Center of all centers, core of cores,

almond self-enclosed, and growing sweet–

all this universe, to the furthest stars

all beyond them, is your flesh, your fruit.

Now you feel how nothing clings to you;

your vast shell reaches into endless space,

and there the rich, thick fluids rise and flow.

Illuminated in your infinite peace,

a billion stars go spinning through the night,

blazing high above your head.

But in you is the presence that

will be, when all the stars are dead.

By Rainer Maria Rilke

(1875 – 1926)

René Karl Wilhelm Johann Josef Maria Rilke , better known as Rainer Maria Rilke,

was a BohemianAustrian poet.

He is considered one of the most significant poets in the German language.

English version by Stephen Mitchell

compiled by : ram0ram

from

http://www.poetry-chaikhana.com/

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