Treasure Island

Rainer Maria Rilke

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

Poems of Rainer Maria Rilke

41. Girl in Love 1/3/2003
42. Girl's Lament 1/13/2003
43. God Speaks To Each Of Us 4/3/2010
44. Going Blind 1/3/2003
45. Greek Love-Talk 1/3/2003
46. Growing Old 4/3/2010
47. Heartbeat 1/13/2003
48. I Am Much Too Alone in This World, Yet Not Alone 1/20/2003
49. I Am, O Anxious One 1/3/2003
50. Ignorant Before the Heavens of My Life 1/3/2003
51. In The Beginning 1/13/2003
52. Interior Portrait 1/13/2003
53. Lady At A Mirror 1/13/2003
54. Lady On A Balcony 1/13/2003
55. Lament 1/3/2003
56. Lament (O how all things are far removed) 1/13/2003
57. Lament (Whom will you cry to, heart?) 1/13/2003
58. Little Tear-Vase 1/13/2003
59. Loneliness 1/3/2003
60. Losing 4/3/2010

Archaic Torso of Apollo

We cannot know his legendary head
with eyes like ripening fruit. And yet his torso
is still suffused with brilliance from inside,
like a lamp, in which his gaze, now turned to low,

gleams in all its power. Otherwise
the curved breast could not dazzle you so, nor could
a smile run through the placid hips and thighs
to that dark center where procreation flared.

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