Sense of Something Coming

I am like a flag in the center of open space.

I sense ahead the wind which is coming, and must live it through,
while the things of the world still do not move; the doors still close softly, and the chimneys are full of silence.
The windows do not rattle yet, and the dust still lies down.
 
I already know the storm, and I am as troubled as the sea.
I leap out, and fall back,
and throw myself out, and am absolutely alone
in the great storm.
 
-- Rilke