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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 - 28,413 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 - 8,078 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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  2. 2. Rain , Edward Thomas
  3. 3. Before Summer Rain , Rainer Maria Rilke
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  18. 18. In Spring Rain , Kobayashi Issa
  19. 19. A Flower In The Rain , Robert Rorabeck
  20. 20. Rain In Summer , Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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  22. 22. The Rain , Robert Creeley
  23. 23. A Night-Rain In Summer , James Henry Leigh Hunt
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  25. 25. The Fitful Alternations Of The Rain , Percy Bysshe Shelley
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  30. 30. April Rain , Mathilde Blind
  31. 31. The Rain And The Wind , William Ernest Henley
  32. 32. Spring Rain , Matsuo Basho
  33. 33. Souls And Rain-Drops , Sidney Lanier
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  37. 37. Morning Rain , Du Fu
  38. 38. Early Summer Rain , Yosa Buson
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  49. 49. Waiting For Rain , Candice Renae Williams
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