Greetings, Poetry Lovers! I hope you are enjoying your holidays. We are still in and out visiting family and grateful for time together. Just a quote from a poet today - the beloved Rainer Maria Rilke. I discovered the words and their source on this curious quote-gatherer's website here.
Here's the whole sentence, written by Rainer Maria Rilke to his wife Clare in a 1907 letter:
And now let us believe in a long year that is given to us, new, untouched, full of things that have never been, full of work that has never been done, full of tasks, claims, and demands; and let us see that we learn to take it without letting fall too much of what it has to bestow upon those who demand of it necessary, serious, and great things.
If you like the clicky-tap-tappy sound of a typewriter, feel free to check out the video I put on Instagram (artsylettersgifts) - and click the little volume symbol to unmute it - or Facebook (artsyletters) with a portion of the above quote. Just my wish for us all for 2022. (Note - for the first video version I posted, I used my laptop's video editor and added background music from their list of options. It was a Ravel string quartet. I got an email saying it was removed because of a copyright violation - I didn't know those built-in tracks could violate copyright! Wouldn't ever do that intentionally. So, version 2 here is just the keys tapping - and an occasional bong from the windchimes!)
Enjoy this week's Poetry Friday Roundup at Carol's Corner - Thanks for hosting, Carol!
Here's to good health and joy (& lots of poems!) to you and yours in the New Year.