Small Stone for Jan. 18, 2014

badge-14-300x300A short passage for Jan. 18 dated July 16, 1903 from Letters to a Young Poet:

“And Everything Matters”  “The tasks that have been entrusted to us are often difficult. Almost everything that matters is difficult, and everything matters.” —Rainer Maria Rilke from A Year with Rilke


Jan. 18, 2014

While I think about this
Zemanta tells me Nothing Really Matters
but Foodmatters, and by the way,

the truth matters, Family matters
and even so, nothing matters and what if it did?
Followed almost at once by all that matters.

Google tells me Poetry matters and why
it matters now, and Science also matters. Did you know
there are poems about matter in science?

I have made Worry matter, although it gives back
only stress, so to live without worry does matter.
Is this why it is so difficult to find inner calm?


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2 thoughts on “Small Stone for Jan. 18, 2014

  1. I think too many of us allow worry to take a new form and in return we receive stress. And then for some of us – love matters and then we are surrounded by it. We see loving acts and deeds and we know it’s because we put it out there. And we must not forget that WE matter too!

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