rainer maria rilke
Everything is far
And long gone by.
I think that the star
Glittering above me
Has been dead for a million years.
I think there were tears
In the car I heard pass
And something terrible was said.
A clock has stopped striking in the house
Across the road…
When did it start?…
I would like to step out of my heart
And go walking beneath the enormous sky.
I would like to pray.
And surely of all the stars that perished
One still exists.
I think i that I know
Which one it is-
Which one, at the end of its beam in the sky,
Stands like a white city…