I live my life in growing orbits,
which move out over the things of the world.
Perhaps I can never achieve the last,
but that will be my attempt.
I am circling around God, around the ancient tower,
and I have been circling for a thousand years,
and I still don't know if I am a falcon,
Or a storm, or a great song.
Rainer Maria Rilke, Translated by Bly, Robert. News of the Universe: Poems of Twofold Consciousness. United States, Counterpoint Press, 2015.