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For A walk in the Woods …
a long scarf with stripes in autumn colors, finished late October 2009. The scarf was knitted the long way, i.e. the number of cast-on stitches determined the length.

Colorful leaves
on the trees,
dancing

 

Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926)

Die Blätter fallen, fallen wie von weit,
als welkten in den Himmeln ferne Gärten;
sie fallen mit verneinender Gebärde. 
Und in den Nächten fällt die schwere Erde
aus allen Sternen in die Einsamkeit.
Wir alle fallen. Diese Hand da fällt.
Und sieh dir andre an: es ist in allen.
Und doch ist Einer, welcher dieses Fallen
         unendlich sanft in seinen Händen hält.
The leaves are falling, they fall as from afar,
as if withered in those heavens' distant gardens;
they are falling with a declining gesture.
And in the nights the heavy earth
will fall from all stars into soltitude.
We are all falling. This very hand will fall.
And look at others: it is inside them all. 
And yet there is one, who these fallings 
holds infinitely gently in his hands.
  
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