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Falling Stars

Falling Stars

Do you remember still the falling stars
That like swift horses through the heavens raced
And suddenly leaped across the hurdles
Of our wishes do you recall? And we
Did make so many! For there were countless numbers
Of stars: each time we looked above we were
Astounded by the swiftness of their daring play,
While in our hearts we felt safe and secure
Watching these brilliant bodies disintegrate,
Knowing somehow we had survived their fall.



Poem Falling Stars - Rainer Maria Rilke