the rose window

Someday if I lose you,
how will you sleep without
my whispering above you
like the linden’s branches?

Without my lying here
awake and placing words, almost
like eyelids, on your breasts,
your limbs, your lips.

Without my closing you
and leaving you alone with what is yours
like a garden with a mass
of mint-balm and star-anise.

Rainer Maria Rilke, “Lullaby,” The Rose Window and Other Verse from New Poems (Bulfinch Press, 1997)

The Two-Faced Goddess, Grimdark, Lady Luck, the Seer and Guide and Wand-Wielder, the Hero of Light and Rain. 

Frost and Frogs 
Heat and Clockwork 
Wind and Shade
Crypts and Helium
Mounds and Xenon


a free Sunday by Rona Keller
Via Flickr:
I’ve been having a few stressful weeks and was very thankful for this slow Sunday that was the first free day in over a month that actually felt free. :)