Rainer Maria Rilke
Rainer Maria Rilke Poems
|3.||Again and Again||1/3/2003|
|4.||You Who Never Arrived||1/3/2003|
|5.||Before Summer Rain||1/3/2003|
|7.||As Once the Winged Energy of Delight||1/3/2003|
|9.||Archaic Torso of Apollo||1/3/2003|
|13.||Again And Again, However We Know The Landscape Of Love||1/13/2003|
|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|
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!