Something to hold my place in line…

by Jennifer on June 14, 2008

I won’t be around much today (Saturday) and tomorrow because my dear friend L will be in town. I’ll tell you about her sometime. But if I don’t go and mop my kitchen floor right now, I’ll be too embarrassed to let her in the door.

So for now, I’ll leave you with this:

Moving Forward

The deep parts of my life pour onward,
as if the river shores were opening out.
It seems that things are more like me now,
That I can see farther into paintings.
I feel closer to what language can’t reach.
With my senses, as with birds, I climb
into the windy heaven, out of the oak,
in the ponds broken off from the sky
my falling sinks, as if standing on fishes.
–Rainer Maria Rilke, trans. by Robert Bly

And this (I’ll get off my Steve Earle kick soon. Maybe.):

Steve Earle, Ft. Worth Blues

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slouching mom June 14, 2008 at 11:00 am

Have a great time, Jennifer.

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Lisa Milton June 14, 2008 at 11:49 am

Have a great visit with your friend.

(I bet she doesn’t care about the floor, btw.)

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Suzanne June 14, 2008 at 12:09 pm

Have a great weekend!

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tysdaddy June 14, 2008 at 12:46 pm

Cool poem. My poetry professor, the poet George Kalamaras, is a big Rilke fan.

Now get mopping . . . !

Brian

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HRH June 14, 2008 at 1:40 pm

Have a really fun day. Do the kitchen floor really quickly because as long as the big chunks are gone it should be OK!

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Jenn @ Juggling Life June 14, 2008 at 3:36 pm

Have a great time–old friends are the best.

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JCK June 14, 2008 at 4:27 pm

Love that Steve Earle.

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melissa June 14, 2008 at 5:54 pm

Um, why would you even WANT to get off a Steve Earle kick? Just wondering.

Enjoy your company!

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Dharmamama June 15, 2008 at 6:11 am

Um, wow – you can *mop* your floor? I have to shovel everything off mine first. I’m no longer embarrassed. I don’t know if that’s a good thing or not.

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Daryl June 15, 2008 at 8:12 am

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend .. catching up with old friends and enjoying making new memories

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brenda June 15, 2008 at 2:53 pm

Hope you have a wonderful time. I’m pretty sure the “L” is the one I’m thinking of?

The kitchen floor. Wet a paper towel and just go around the edges beneath the counter. Looks like you just mopped the whole thing!

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Minnesota Matron June 15, 2008 at 6:01 pm

Adore this poem, Rilke in general. Hope the time with your friend is good!

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manager mom June 15, 2008 at 7:45 pm

Never a bad time to bust out a Rilke poem!

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the mama bird diaries June 15, 2008 at 8:50 pm

Have fun with your friend! 🙂

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Milena June 16, 2008 at 5:13 am

So the weekend is over and the floor was obviously mopped – was she impressed? Loved the Rilke. You definitely beat the pants off of me as his number one fan. 😉

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cce June 16, 2008 at 6:35 am

Hope your time with your friend is grand. Beautiful poem you shared. I love it.
Take your time but come back to us.

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Ann June 16, 2008 at 8:42 am

Lovely poem, about being in touch with essence.

Have a wonderful time with your friend!

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Madge June 16, 2008 at 11:37 am

are you back yet? how was it? hope everything went well…

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Mrs. G. June 16, 2008 at 12:28 pm

Have a great time with your friend.

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