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.


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!