Lightly child, lightly.


True singing is a different breath,
about nothing.
A gust inside the god.
A wind.

—Rainer Maria Rilke, from “Sonnet I.III,” in Duino Elegies; The Sonnets To Orpheus in The Selected Poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke



  • Oil Painting by Laura E. Pritchett . Poem: Thank you The Vale of Soul Making
  • Prior “Lightly child, lightly” Posts? Connect here.
  • Post Title & Inspiration: Aldous Huxley: “It’s dark because you are trying too hard. Lightly child, lightly. Learn to do everything lightly. Yes, feel lightly even though you’re feeling deeply. Just lightly let things happen and lightly cope with them.”


  1. “A gust inside the god.” wow. Rilke frequently takes my breath away….

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  2. It is spirit 🙏

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  3. Think I’ll just hang around and keep clicking the star/like button… 🙂

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  4. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    Lightly … lighthearted!!

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