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Tim Izzo's Daily Poem for 6/7/14

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Along The Sun-Drenched Roadside
by Rainer Maria Rilke


Along the sun-drenched roadside, from the great
hollow half-treetrunk, which for generations
has been a trough, renewing in itself
an inch or two of rain, I satisfy
my thirst: taking the water's pristine coolness
into my whole body through my wrists.
Drinking would be too powerful, too clear;
but this unhurried gesture of restraint
fills my whole consciousness with shining water.

Thus, if you came, I could be satisfied
to let my hand rest lightly, for a moment,
lightly, upon your shoulder or your breast.

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  1. DrRay11 -
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    "Thus, if you came, I could be satisfied
    to let my hand rest lightly, for a moment,
    lightly, upon your shoulder or your breast."

    I lol'd.
  2. Beau Bender -
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrRay11
    "Thus, if you came, I could be satisfied
    to let my hand rest lightly, for a moment,
    lightly, upon your shoulder or your breast."

    I lol'd.
    Rilke is one of my favorite poets. I actually have Letters to a Young Poet, but have yet to read it.