I am too alone in the world, and yet not alone enough
to make every moment holy.
I am too tiny in this world, and not tiny enough
just to lie before you like a thing,
shrewd and secretive.
I want my own will, and I want simply to be with my will,
as it goes toward action;
and in those quiet, sometimes hardly moving times,
when something is coming near,
I want to be with those who know secret things
or else alone.
I want to be a mirror for your whole body,
and I never want to be blind, or to be too old
to hold up your heavy and swaying picture.
I want to unfold.
I don’t want to stay folded anywhere,
because where I am folded, there I am a lie.
and I want my grasp of things to be
true before you. I want to describe myself
like a painting that I looked at
closely for a long time,
like a saying that I finally understood,
like the pitcher I use every day,
like the face of my mother,
like a ship
that carried me
through the wildest storm of all.
– Rainer Maria Rilke, Rilke’s Book of Hours: Love Poems to God
UNFRAMED PRINTS INFO
- Professionally Printed on Ultra-Premium Luster Photo Paper
- 11 mil thick
- Slightly glossy
- Fingerprint resistant
- Frame NOT included
- Made to Order
- These prints will last a lifetime behind glass
FRAMED PRINTS INFO
We offer frames in three different styles. Black, White, and Natural Wood.
- Ayous wood .75″ (1.9 cm) thick frame from renewable forests
- Paper thickness: 10.3 mil (0.26 mm)
- Paper weight: 189 g/m²
- Acrylite front protector
- Hanging hardware included
Canvas prints are printed on Acid-free, PH-neutral, poly-cotton base. Printed on textured and fade-resistant canvas. Canvas is a great option because of its minimalist beauty without the expense of framing and matting.
- Mounting brackets included
- Hand-glued solid wood stretcher bars
- 1.5″ (3.81 cm) deep
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