“Corolle du nénuphar…”

Corolle du nénuphar… – Rainer Maria Rilke

J’ai toute ma vie, mais qui la dirait mienne
Me priverait, car elle est infinie.
Le frisson d’eau, la teinte aérienne
Sont à moi; c’est encor’ cela, ma vie.
Aucun désir ne m’ouvre: je suis pleine
Jamais je ne me referme par refus,
Au rythme de mon âme quotidienne
Je ne désire point, je suis émue;
Par ce mouvement j’exerce mon empire,
Rendant réels les rêves du soir,
Car à mon corps du fond de l’eau j’attire
Les au-delà des miroirs…
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pix taken @ Churchill Memorial Park, Jersey island – August 2015… 🙂

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Waterlily Corolla… – Rainer Maria Rilke

My whole life belongs to me, but whoever says so
would deprive me of it, for it is endless.
The water’s shivers, the shade of the air
are mine; all are still my life.
No craving opens me up: I am full,
I never shut myself with refusal –
throughout the rhythm of my daily soul
I want nothing, I am emotional;
by this movement, I carry on my empire,
I make the evening dreams come true
for my body is at the bottom of the water
and I attract the beyond of mirrors…

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Posted on 27 August 2015, in melanie. Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. Magnifique! Bonne et belle poursuite de ce jeudi, Mélanie! 🙂

  2. Beautiful photos and words to match.

  3. Perfectly beautiful pictures, elegant evocative words 🙂

  4. Beautiful Melanie, your words float delicately as the Lilies on the water.

  5. So lovely Mélanie! The words have the buoyancy of those beautiful lilies in Monet’s pond.

  6. Incroyablement beaux, les mots et les images.

  7. The mystery of the water lily revealed. Lovely! 🙂

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