Lightly child, lightly.


My eyes already touch the sunny hill,
going far ahead of the road I have begun.
So we are grasped by what we cannot grasp;
it has its inner light, even from a distance–

and changes us, even if we do not reach it,
into something else, which, hardly sensing it,
we already are; a gesture waves us on,
answering our own wave…
but what we feel is the wind in our faces.

~ Rainer Maria Rilke, A Walk


  • Poem Source: Thank you Rob @ The Hammock Papers.  Photo Source: (via Your Eyes Blaze Out)
  • 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. ‘We are grasped by what we cannot grasp’…chills, as I nod and nod.

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  2. One of my favorite poets/writers, Rainer Maria Rilke, always I catch something and always hits me as a first time. Thank you dear David, Feelings and words are matching in my silent morning now. Have a nice day, Love, nia

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  3. Bharat soni says:


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  4. Changed whether we are cognizant of the transformation or not. Yes…

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  5. Beautiful and what we feel is the wind in our faces. True words and so wonderfully penned, David.

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  6. and upon that wind lies our answers

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  7. This is beautiful–the words and the photo!

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  8. Why do we search for what we already are? We are the wind, the sky, the light. Beautiful words ⭐️✨

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  9. He’s one of my faves.

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  10. The draw always pulls…

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  11. Beautiful!

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