Live Virtual Group Session: 5PM EST December 8th 2021

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For this session we close-read, together, the poem Evening by Rainer Maria Rilke and the painting The Charcoal Burner’s Hut by Théodore Rousseau, both posted below.

Our prompt for this session was: Write about light meeting dark. 

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By Rainer Maria Rilke
The sky puts on the dark blue coat
held for it by a row of ancient trees;
you watch: and the lands grow distant in your sight,
one journeying to heaven, one that falls;

and leave you, not at home either one,
not quite so still and dark as the darkened houses,
not calling to eternity with the passion
of what becomes a star each night, and rises:

and leave you (inexpressibly to unravel)
your life, with its immensity and fear,
so that, now bounded, now immeasurable,
it is alternately stone in you and star.
The Charcoal Burner’s Hut by Théodore Rousseau