Stephanie facer banishedx adjusted 2018

Put out my eyes: I see you still the same;

deaden my ears: I cannot help but hear you;

without my feet still I can walk towards you;

without my mouth still I evoke your name.

Break both my arms, and I will hold you fast:

my stronger heart will grasp you like a hand;

arrest my heart: my brain will throb its beat;

ignite my brain with firebrand,

then I will bear you in my blood’s heat.

- Rilke, The book of hours