I am praying again, Awesome One.
You hear me again, as words
from the depths of me
rush toward you in the wind.
I yearn to be held
in the great hands of your heart”.
Extract from “The Book of Hours: Love poems to God” by Rainer Maria Rilke*
One of my other favourite poems from Rilke is:
“Go to the limits of your longing”. For recitation click red arrow.
To view all the words and other poems please go to:
“In the Company of Rilke:
Why a 20th-century visionary poet speaks so eloquently to 21st century readers yearning for inwardness, beauty & spiritual connection.”
by Stephanie Dowrick, Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest. NSW. 2009
“Awesome God” can be found in Rilke’s “Book of Hours” translated by Joanna Macy, Author Anita Barrows. Riverhead Books, Penguin. NY. 1996.*