Reflections

A Magazine of Theological and Ethical Inquiry from Yale Divinity School

“I live my life in widening circles”

Author: 
Rainer Maria Rilke

I live my life in widening circles
that reach out across the world.
I may not complete this last one
but I will give myself to it.
 
I circle around God, around the primordial tower.
I’ve been circling for thousands of years
and I still don’t know: am I a falcon,
a storm, or a great song? 
Issue Title: 
Seize the Day: Vocation, Calling, Work
Issue Year: 
2012