PietàBy Rainer Maria RilkeTranslated by Franz Wright
Now my anguish is complete. It is unspeakable,
it fills me. I am numb
like the stone's core.
I am hard, and know only one thing:
you grew big --
. . . and grew big,
in order to stand outside
my heart, an agony
bigger than it is capable of.
Now you're lying right across my lap,
now I can no longer give you
I'm watching the Avengers on Kimmel that I missed on Monday because of basketball (and of course Hugh Jackman had to be on Fallon that night, too) so this will be brief as I am laughing and can't really remember what I did today. I took a walk in the park early because it was supposed to rain later, so I got to see bluebells, but it was mostly the misting-drizzling kind, not the pouring kind. Plus I watched the new Star Wars trailer a bunch of times.
My neighbor Rose stopped by with treats for the cats and we hung out for a while before Paul and I had dinner with my parents. We came home for Blindspot
, then watched the episode of The Enemy Within
that we missed earlier in the week around phone calls with his parents and mine about weekend plans. Speaking of my in-laws, here are some photos from Hanover Shoe Farms, which we visited with them a few weeks ago: