Behold the flowers

volonte fotografo milanoBehold the flowers, who are so faithful to the earth,
taken from fate’s very edge, which we then endow with a fate –
but who knows this! If they regret their withering,
it is for us to become their remorse…

Vedi i fiori, fedeli alla terra,
cui prestiamo un destino dal margine del nostro –
ma chi sa! Se si dolgono davvero del loro sfiorire,
spetta a noi vivere il loro rimorso…

Siehe die Blumen, diese dem Irdischen treuen,
denen wir Schicksal vom  Rande des Schicksals leihn, –
aber wer weiss es! Wenn sie ihr Welken bereuen,
ist es an uns, ihre Reue zu sein…
_ Rainer Maria Rilke (Orpheus sonnets II:18, excerpt) _

Image info:
“Behold the flowers”
Italy, April 2015
© Massimo S. Volonté


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