Monday, February 02, 2009

Do you know?

Have I mentioned this before? This is a poem by Rainer Maria Rilke that we chose as a reading for our wedding.

Do you know, I would quietly

slip from the loud circle,
when first I know the pale

stars above the oaks

are blooming.

Ways will I elect

that seldom any tread

in pale evening meadows—

and no dream but this:
You come too.


Yup, that still works.

2 comments:

Beth said...

Mrs. Bearce?

SJ Austin said...

Yep, Mrs. Bearce (the widow of my AP English teacher) read that poem for us. She did a terrific job!