almond self-enclosed

“Almond Blossoms” by Antonio Mancini

Center of all centers, core of cores,
almond self-enclosed and growing sweet —
all this universe, to the furthest stars
and beyond them, is your flesh, your fruit.

Now you feel how nothing clings to you;
your vast shell reaches into endless space,
and there the rich, thick fluids rose and flow.
Illuminated in your infinite peace,

a billion stars go spinning through the night,
blazing high above your head.
But in you is the presence that
will be, when all the stars are dead.

~ Rainer Maria Rilke
(The Selected Poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke)

2 thoughts on “almond self-enclosed”

  1. Boundless space only…even in the self-enclosed almond. And it shall be even when the stars are dead. Feeling into that while reading your post…

    1. Finding and borrowing words woven together that express nonduality so poetically… Poetry paints some lovely pictures…

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