birded and eyed

“Love is the ultimate task. It is that striving, for which all other striving is mere preparation.”
Rainer Maria Rilke

I regret nothing. All is preparation.


Amor Fati
Jane Hirshfield

Little soul,
you have wandered
lost a long time.

The woods all dark now,
birded and eyed.

Then a light, a cabin, a fire, a door standing open.

The fairy tales warn you:
Do not go in,
you who would eat will be eaten.

You go in. You quicken.

You want to have feet.
You want to have eyes.
You want to have fears.

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