SSA and Piano
As with any poem by Rilke, this one is a bit of a mystery. He describes observing a woman drinking tea with a group of (presumably) her friends and we are told very little about her. Rather than focus on what’s different about this woman (something which is only revealed to the reader via the title of the poem) I chose to center my attention on the beautiful sense of freedom in the final line of text.
"Sie nicht mehr gehen würde, sondern fliegen" was commissioned by the Association for Music in International Schools and received its premiere in Vienna in April of 2012