Exposed on the Cliffs of the Heart

David S.
Dead Poets Live
Published in
2 min readAug 22, 2023

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Rilke Translation

Mürren

Exposed on the cliffs of the heart.
See, so small there, See!
The last village of words, and higher,
ever so small, one last enclave of emotion.
Do you recognize it?
Exposed on the cliffs of the heart.
Stone crumbles under your hands.
Somehow even here things bloom.
From the landslide a wildflower sings, unaware.
But the one who knows?
You once knew and now fall silent,
exposed…

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