RAINER MARIA RILKE
You are the future,
the red sky before sunrise
over the fields of time.
You are the cock's crow when night is done,
you are the dew and the bells of matins,
maiden, stranger, mother, death.
You create yourself in ever-changing shapes
that rise from the stuff of our days --
unsung, unmourned, undescribed,
like a forest we never knew.
You are the deep innerness of all things,
the last word that can never be spoken.
To each of us you reveal yourself differently:
to the ship as coastline, to the shore as a ship.
Rainer Maria Rilke from Rilke's Book of Hours: Love Poems to God,
translated by Anita Barrows and Joanna Macy
"To each of us you reveal yourself differently".
A different doll using a template for a modular doll.
"You create yourself in ever-changing shapes"
"You are the deep innerness of things"
Hair is knotted black lycra
with a bell -
a call to worship, to prayer, to pause,
an invitation to presence, to attentiveness, to gratitude.
"You are the dew and the bells of matins,"
With a beaded spiral -
generative, creative, fecund.
and a Use By tag on the back
to recall the finite nature of our days.