Friday, March 24, 2006

Here is the time

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Here is the time for the sayable, here is its homeland.
Speak and bear witness. More than ever
the Things that we might experience are vanishing, for
what crowds them out and replaces them is an imageless act.
An act under a shell, which easily cracks open as soon as
the business inside outgrows it and seeks new limits.
Between the hammers our heart
endures, just as the tongue does
between the teeth and, despite that,
still is able to praise.
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(Rainer Maria Rilke, excerto da 9ª Duino Elegy,
trad. Michael Hamburger)