! On Rilke's Birthday,2007

and since then,
angels about their business
know we speak their name
more intensely; they, closer
to a human cry;

words too,
more proud to be themselves;
know themselves to be
closer to angels

and even Death hesitates,
hearing your name.

by Michael Shepherd

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Rilke had a big impact on me. I hope that this piece will serve as an introduction for others.... t x