My eyes already touch the sunny hill.
going far ahead of the road I have begun.
So we are grasped by what we cannot grasp;
it has inner light, even from a distance-
and charges us, even if we do not reach it,
into something else, which, hardly sensing it,
we already are; a gesture waves us on
answering our own wave…
but what we feel is the wind in our faces.
~Rainer Maria Rilke
I am taking a wonderful online class, Poetry as Therapy by Jenneth Graser. I can’t stop thinking about this poem that she shared the first day of the class. It holds so many truths for me right now. I am especially drawn to the line, “So we are grasped by what we cannot grasp”. What is grasping you right now in your life? What is the thing you can’t grasp that you continue to walk towards?
If you are interested in the class, follow the link above. It is free and offers daily poems and journaling prompts.