Rilke's Sunset

Rilke's Sunset

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Sunset by Rainier Maria Rilke

Slowly the west reaches for clothes of new colors
which it passes to a row of ancient trees.
You look, and soon these two worlds both leave you
one part climbs toward heaven, one sinks to earth.

leaving you, not really belonging to either,
not so hopelessly dark as that house that is silent,
not so unswervingly given to the eternal as that thing
that turns to a star each night and climbs--

leaving you (it is impossible to untangle the threads)
your own life, timid and standing high and growing,
so that, sometimes blocked in, sometimes reaching out,
one moment your life is a stone in you, and the next, a star.

This colorway is particularly special to me. I'm a poet at heart, with several published works, and have wanted to create a color collection inspired by some of my favorite poems/poets ever since I conceived of dyeing yarn for a living. I hope you like Rilke's Sunset as much as I do, and I hope it can become part of a staple collection.

Listing is for one skein per item. 

As with all our yarns, we recommend alternating skeins as colors may vary from skein to skein, even in the same dye lot. 

We take care to ensure white balance is accurate and colors are represented appropriately in photographing our materials, but colors may still vary slightly from screen to screen. If you have questions or concerns, please contact us. 

Certain colors may rinse out a bit in the first wash. This is normal, and it is safe to rinse down the drain.