Rainer Maria Rilke

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

Rainer Maria Rilke Poems

41. Telling You All 1/3/2003
42. Sunset 1/3/2003
43. Spanish Dancer 1/13/2003
44. Song Of The Sea 1/13/2003
45. Song Of The Orphan 1/13/2003
46. Song 1/13/2003
47. Solemn Hour 1/3/2003
48. Slumber Song 1/13/2003
49. Sense Of Something Coming 1/13/2003
50. Self-Portrait 1/13/2003
51. Sacrifice 1/13/2003
52. Rememberance 1/13/2003
53. Put Out My Eyes 1/3/2003
54. Portrait of my Father as a Young Man 1/3/2003
55. Piano Practice 1/13/2003
56. Parting 1/13/2003
57. Palm 1/3/2003
58. On Hearing Of A Death 1/13/2003
59. Night (This night, agitated by the growing storm) 1/13/2003
60. Night (O you whose countenance) 1/13/2003

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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