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Before Summer Rain - Poem by Rainer Maria Rilke

Suddenly, from all the green around you,
something-you don't know what-has disappeared;
you feel it creeping closer to the window,
in total silence. From the nearby wood

you hear the urgent whistling of a plover,
reminding you of someone's Saint Jerome:
so much solitude and passion come
from that one voice, whose fierce request the downpour

will grant. The walls, with their ancient portraits, glide
away from us, cautiously, as though
they weren't supposed to hear what we are saying.

And reflected on the faded tapestries now;
the chill, uncertain sunlight of those long
childhood hours when you were so afraid.


Comments about Before Summer Rain by Rainer Maria Rilke

  • Rookie - 0 Points Dah Helmer (7/13/2016 11:35:00 AM)

    The walls, with their ancient portraits, glide
    away from us, cautiously, as though
    they weren't supposed to hear what we are saying –– powerful language.

    Bravo, Poet! ––)) (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 30,332 Points Douglas Scotney (7/8/2016 11:30:00 PM)

    yet 'pleuvoir' is French 'rain'; so if we pronounce 'Plover' 'Plirvwuh' (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 11,315 Points Tapan M. Saren (7/8/2016 1:08:00 PM)

    A good poem indeed. Thanks for sharing (Report) Reply

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Poems About Rain

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  3. 3. Rain , Robert Louis Stevenson
  4. 4. Before Summer Rain , Rainer Maria Rilke
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  32. 32. When The Sun Come After Rain , Robert Louis Stevenson
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  38. 38. Morning Rain , Du Fu
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