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To Meet and Be Met

I feel it now: there’s a power in me

to grasp and give shape to the world.

I know nothing has ever been real

without my beholding it.

All becoming has needed me.

My looking ripens things

and they come toward me, to meet and be met

- Rainer Maria Rilke (translated by Joanna Macy)