Rainer Maria Rilke

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

Rainer Maria Rilke Poems

1. You, you only, exist 1/3/2003
2. You, Darkness 12/27/2003
3. You Who Never Arrived 1/3/2003
4. World Was In The Face Of The Beloved 1/13/2003
5. Woman in Love 1/3/2003
6. What Survives 1/13/2003
7. What Fields Are As Fragrant As Your Hands? 1/13/2003
8. What Birds Plunge Through Is Not The Intimate Space 1/13/2003
9. Water Lily 1/13/2003
10. Venetian Morning 1/13/2003
11. To Say Before Going to Sleep 1/3/2003
12. To Music 1/13/2003
13. To Lou Andreas-Salome 1/13/2003
14. The Wait 1/13/2003
15. The Voices 1/13/2003
16. The Unicorn 1/3/2003
17. The Swan 1/13/2003
18. The Spanish Dancer 1/3/2003
19. The Sonnets To Orpheus: XXV 1/13/2003
20. The Sonnets To Orpheus: XIX 1/13/2003

Slumber Song

Some day, if I should ever lose you,
will you be able then to go to sleep
without me softly whispering above you
like night air stirring in the linden tree?

Without my waking here and watching
and saying words as tender as eyelids
that come to rest weightlessly upon your breast,
upon your sleeping limbs, upon your lips?

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