If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ in HCMA Announcements. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below. Your Participation in this message board is strictly voluntary. Information and comments on the message board do not necessarily reflect the feelings, opinions, or positions of the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association. At no time should participants to this board substitute information within for individual medical advice. The Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association shall not be liable for any information provided herein. All participants in this board should conduct themselves in a professional and respectful manner. Failure to do so will result in suspension or termination. The moderators of the message board working with the HCMA will be responsible for notifying participants if they have violated the rules of conduct for the board. Moderators or HCMA staff may edit any post to ensure it conforms with the rules of the board or may delete it. This community is welcoming to all those with HCM we ask that you remember each user comes to the board with information and a point of view that may differ from that which you hold, respect is critical, please post respectfully. Thank you


No announcement yet.

Rilke poem


About the Author


pmurphy Find out more about pmurphy
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Rilke poem

    I put this here not knowing quite where the appropriate section might be! A friend of mine wedded this lovely poem by Rilke with some indescribably beautiful music from the 4th Symphony of Gustav Mahler. Watching and listening to this site put me in a place I needed to be and hadn't been to in quite awhile.

    Here is the link to the website:


    (you will need QuickTime to run it)

    The text of the poem is:

    Music: breathing of statues. Perhaps:
    silence of paintings. You language where all language
    ends. You time
    standing vertically on the motion of mortal hearts.

    Feelings for whom? O you the transformation
    of feelings into what?-: into audible landscape.
    You stranger: music. You heart-space
    grown out of us. The deepest space in us,
    which, rising above us, forces its way out,-
    holy departure:
    when the innermost point in us stands
    outside, as the most practiced distance, as the other
    side of the air:
    no longer habitable.


  • #2
    Re: Rilke poem

    Thank you for sharing this with us. It was lovely.

    You are in my thoughts,
    Knowledge is power ... Stay informed!
    YOU can make a difference - all you have to do is try!

    Dx age 12 current age 46 and counting!
    lost: 5 family members to HCM (SCD, Stroke, CHF)
    Others diagnosed living with HCM (or gene +) include - daughter, niece, nephew, cousin, sister and many many friends!
    Therapy - ICD (implanted 97, 01, 04 and 11, medication
    Currently not obstructed
    Complications - unnecessary pacemaker and stroke (unrelated to each other)