I Love the Dark Hours of My Being: A video broadside created by Mary Livoni


Created to honor Rainer Maria Rilke’s birthday. (December 4th, 1875)

Here is the full text of the poem;

I love the dark hours of my being.
My mind deepens into them.
There I can find, as in old letters,
the days of my
life, already lived,
and held like a legend, and understood.

Then the knowing comes:
I can open
to another life that’s wide and timeless.

So I am sometimes like a tree
rustling over a grave site
and making real the dream
of the one its living roots
embrace:

a dream once lost
among sorrows and songs.

Music: Into the Garden © Danny Elfman
Text: Exerpt from Rainer Maria Rilke’s poem I Love the Dark Hours of My Being

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