Creative Corner|Jun 29, 2013 4:01 AM| by:

Extinguish my Eyes

Extinguish my eyes, I’ll go on seeing you.

Seal my ears, I’ll go on hearing you.

And without feet I can make my way to you,

without a mouth I can swear your name.


Break off my arms, I’ll take hold of you

with my heart as with a hand.

Stop my heart, and my brain will start to beat.

And if you consume my brain with fire,

I’ll feel you burn in every drop of my blood.

–          Rainer Maria Rilke (The Book of Hours; II,7)