Playa Gift

This poem by Ranier Maria Rilke

Spirit speaks to each of us as she makes us
Then walks us quietly out of the night.

These are the words we hear:

You, sent out beyond your recall,
Go to the limits of your longing.
Embody me.

Flare up like flame
And make big shadows I can move in.

Let everything happen to you: beauty and terror.
Just keep going. No feeling is final.
Don’t let yourselves lose me.

All typed out on a scroll of parchment. Rolled up and tied with golden thread