Rainer Maria Rilke

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

Rainer Maria Rilke Poems

21. The Sonnets To Orpheus: IV 1/13/2003
22. The Sonnets To Orpheus: I 1/13/2003
23. The Sonnets To Orpheus: Book 2: XXIII 1/13/2003
24. The Sonnets To Orpheus: Book 2: XIII 1/13/2003
25. The Sonnets To Orpheus: Book 2: VI 1/13/2003
26. The Sonnets To Orpheus: Book 2: I 1/13/2003
27. The Song Of The Widow 1/13/2003
28. The Song Of The Blindman 1/13/2003
29. The Song Of The Beggar 1/13/2003
30. The Sisters 1/3/2003
31. The Poet 1/3/2003
32. The Panther 1/3/2003
33. The Neighbor 1/13/2003
34. The Lovers 1/3/2003
35. The Last Supper 1/13/2003
36. The Last Evening 1/13/2003
37. The Grown-Up 1/13/2003
38. The Future 1/13/2003
39. The Blindman's Song 1/3/2003
40. The Apple Orchard 1/3/2003

Narcissus

Encircled by her arms as by a shell,
she hears her being murmur,
while forever he endures
the outrage of his too pure image...

Wistfully following their example,
nature re-enters herself;
contemplating its own sap, the flower
becomes too soft, and the boulder hardens...

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