Temple Cone
 

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Rilke composed his Sonnets

to Orpheus in two months

after finishing the great Elegies,

ten years in the making.

 

So we labor at grief,

drawing constellations from chaos,

and when we pause, gracious

starlight comes unbidden.


From "A Father's Story"