at once instrument and ear

refreshing my memory of rilke’s elegies as i feel the theme concerns the flash i am currently workshopping, and came across this quote discussing the poet:

‘at each stage now and again the miracle occurs, his delicate, hesitant, anxiety-prone person withdraws, and through him resounds the music of the universe; like the basin of a fountain he becomes at once instrument and ear’  hesse on rilke

now i’m tempted to dig up the short story ‘basin’ i wrote when staying in paris with my sister taryn, but i should probably stay on task.

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