I believe in all that has never yet been spoken.

I want to free what waits within me

so that what no one has dared to wish for

 

may for once spring clear

without my contriving.

 

If this is arrogant, God, forgive me,

but this is what I need to say.

May what I do flow from me like a river,

no forcing and no holding back,

the way it is with children.

 

Then in these swelling and ebbing currents,

these deepening tides moving out, returning,

I will sing you as no one ever has,

 

streaming through widening channels

into open sea.

 

-- Rainer Maria Rilke

 

Image of the Martha Brae River in Jamaica. More from that trip soon... Contax from ContaxRental.com and film processing by Richard Photo Lab.