Ever Widening Circles

This setting and, particularly this image, reminded me of a couple of well-known verses early in Rainer Maria Rilke”s “The Book of Hours” {“Das Stunden-Buch” } :

I live my life in ever widening circles

that move out over the things of this world.

I may not complete this last one

but that will be my attempt.

I am circling around God, around the ancient tower.

I have been circling for a thousand years

and I still don’t know:  am I a falcon,

a storm, or a great song.