Ah, not to be cut off

Ah, not to be cut off,
not through the slightest partition
shut out from the law of the stars.
The inner—what is it?
if not intensified sky,
hurled through with birds and deep
with the winds of homecoming.

— Rainer Maria Rilke

One Comment on “Ah, not to be cut off”

  1. Christopher Goodchild

    Can anyone tell me originally what book or collection of poems Ah, not to be cut off was featured in?

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