Rainer Maria Rilke: “For Hans Carossa”

For Hans Carossa

What we lose still belongs to us, and even forgetting, too,
has a form in the land of eternal transformation.
What we release becomes a circle, and though we are
no longer the center, still we are healed in the drawing of that arc.

Rainer Maria Rilke

Translated from German by Paul Weinfield, © 2013
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