Dan Clendenin

Selected by Michael Fitzpatrick

Rainer Maria Rilke (1875–1926)
Translation by Joanna Macy and Anita Barrows

Wer seines Lebens viele Widersinne

Book of Hours, I 17

She who reconciles the ill-matched threads
of her life, and weaves them gratefully
into a single cloth —
it’s she who drives the loudmouths from the hall