Rilke is a supremely spiritual poet who became the most important lyrical poet of 20th century Germany. Paradoxically, he was born in Prague, but it was to the Slav world with its strong catholic tradition that the spirit of Rainer Maria Rilke was drawn.
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At this time of drought in many parts of England, farmers are being remembered in our prayers. The outlook for the grain and vegetable harvests is quite worrying, with the possibility of shortages and a knock-on increase in prices, which will affect us all.
This pensive and short poem by Robert Herrick, a vicar who lived at the time of the civil war, reminds us of the fleeting nature of all beauty, and that life, whether floral or human, is short and usually ends sooner than we would desire.
Are you feeling a bit bewildered by all the complex problems we hear in the news these days ? Are you lacking in inspiration when you have to solve a problem ? Listen to the beautiful sound of the meadow-lark in Ireland or just have a glance at these beautiful Cardinals, preening their feathers in the spring morning air.'Be still, for the presence of the Lord, the Holy One is here.'
The Joy of Christ has passed, the wonder still remains. With the shephers we look at this child laying in a manger and we..., well "we believe what we were told by the angels", but we look at him again and again and ponder all these things in our hearts while waiting for a more clear manifestation.