If we surrendered
to earth’s intelligence we could rise up rooted, like trees.
Instead we entangle ourselves
in knots of our own making
and struggle, lonely and confused.
This is what the things can teach us:
patiently to trust our heaviness.
Even a bird has to do that before he can fly.
Rainer Maria Rilke
Thank you for sharing this poem. I followed up going to Goodreads.com and reading more of his poems and quotes. Blogging brings new people, places and things into my life. Thank you so much for sharing.
Beautiful sentiments. We can learn so much from the wonder and magnificence nature, and especially of birds. xo
Thank you both for you comments – so pleased it resonated with you.