"I Live My Life In Widening Circles", by Rainer Maria Rilke
Lately, I have been reading a text by Albert Einstein in my classes, and he says the words "widening our circle of compassion", which brought me to a poem by Rainer Maria Rilke, that Morgan Harper Nichols mentioned in her Instagram account.
Interesting how things and poems weave themselves.
Read full quote by Albert Einstein
Morgan Harper Nichols's Instagram post
Here is the poem by Rainer Maria Rilke:
I live my life in widening circles
that reach out across the world.
I may not complete this last one
but I will give myself to it.
I circle around God, around the primordial tower.
I’ve been circling for thousands of years
and I still don’t know: am I a falcon,
a storm, or a great song?
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