Monday, October 15, 2012

Sobriety: 27 years

The Playful Existence by Brihte, via Imagekind

Ich komme aus meinen Schwingen heim by Rainier Maria Rilke

I come home from the soaring in which I lost myself.
I was song, and the refrain which is God
is still roaring in my ears.

Now I am still
and plain:
no more words.

To the others I was like a wind:
I made them shake.
I’d gone very far, as far as the angels,
and high, where light thins into nothing.

But deep in the darkness is God.

                                            -from Rilke's Book of Hours – Love Poems to God

As I have since this blog's inception, on the day of my sobriety anniversary I publish this treasured Rilke poem, but with a new image each year.



Joreina Blanco said...

Very moving :)

Don't Feed The Pixies said...

well done you - i think this is an amazing achievement

Fireblossom said...

Oh! I thought you said your anniversary was on the 5th, but it's the 15th. *smax forehead* Congratulations, girl. It's a very big deal.

izzy said...

Glorious ! Great big hug- great
celebration and huge gratitude.Thanks for sharing.

John said...

This is really worth reading

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mythopolis said...

Congratulations on such a huge milestone. My son is two years sober now, and frankly, given where he once was, I think it is amazing.

English Rider said...

I love Rilke. I have "Letters to a Young Poet #4" on the wall to my left as I sit here. ...Be patient to all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves...
I love the image you chose. Kinetic energy, soaring, yet supported by structure.
I look forward to next year's continuation. Power to you.

hedgewitch said...

Congratulations, Lydia. A beautiful poem to celebrate a beautiful thing.

Lydia said...

Thank you one and all for your lovely comments. I am honored to have friends like you. ♥

Kathe W. said...

Bravissima! One day at a time is hard work. Good for you!



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