Rainer Maria Rilke

(4 December 1875 – 29 December 1926 / Prague / Czech Republic)

Rainer Maria Rilke Poems

1. A Walk 1/13/2003
2. The Panther 1/3/2003
3. Again and Again 1/3/2003
4. You Who Never Arrived 1/3/2003
5. Before Summer Rain 1/3/2003
6. Falling Stars 1/13/2003
7. As Once the Winged Energy of Delight 1/3/2003
8. Autumn Day 1/3/2003
9. Archaic Torso of Apollo 1/3/2003
10. Love Song 1/3/2003
11. Black Cat 1/3/2003
12. Autumn 1/3/2003
13. Again And Again, However We Know The Landscape Of Love 1/13/2003
14. Death 1/3/2003
15. Duino Elegies: The First Elegy 1/13/2003
16. I Am Much Too Alone in This World, Yet Not Alone 1/20/2003
17. Buddha in Glory 1/3/2003
18. Blank Joy 1/3/2003
19. You, Darkness 12/27/2003
20. Childhood 1/3/2003

from The Tenth Elegy

Ah, but the City of Pain: how strange its streets are:
the false silence of sound drowning sound,
and there--proud, brazen, effluence from the mold of emptiness--
the gilded hubbub, the bursting monument.
How an Angel would stamp out their market of solaces,
set up alongside their church bought to order:
clean and closed and woeful as a post office on Sunday.
Outside, though, there's always the billowing edge of the fair.
Swings of Freedom! High-divers and Jugglers of Zeal!

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