Sometimes a Man Stands Up
Sometimes a man stands up during supper and walks outdoors
and keeps on walking because of a church that stands somewhere in the East.
And his children say blessings on him as if he were dead.
And another man, who remains inside his own house, dies there, inside the dishes and in the glasses,
so that his children have to go far out into the world toward that same church, which he forgot.
Rilke found in (Bly, 1981,p. 49)
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