Rainer Maria Rilke

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

Rainer Maria Rilke Poems

81. Greek Love-Talk 1/3/2003
82. Going Blind 1/3/2003
83. God Speaks To Each Of Us 4/3/2010
84. Girl's Lament 1/13/2003
85. Girl In Love 1/3/2003
86. From The Tenth Elegy 1/13/2003
87. For Hans Carossa 1/13/2003
88. Fire's Reflection 1/13/2003
89. Fear Of The Inexplicable 1/3/2003
90. Falling Stars 1/13/2003
91. Fall Day 1/3/2003
92. Falconry 4/3/2010
93. Extinguish Thou My Eyes 1/13/2003
94. Exposed On The Cliffs Of The Heart 1/3/2003
95. Evening Love Song 1/3/2003
96. Evening 1/13/2003
97. Eve 1/3/2003
98. Encounter In The Chestnut Avenue 1/13/2003
99. Elegy X 1/3/2003
100. Elegy Iv 1/3/2003
101. Elegy I 1/3/2003
102. Early Spring 1/3/2003
103. Duino Elegies: The Tenth Elegy 1/13/2003
104. Duino Elegies: The Fourth Elegy 1/13/2003
105. Duino Elegies: The First Elegy 1/13/2003
106. Dedication To M. 1/3/2003
107. Dedication 1/3/2003
108. Death 1/3/2003
109. Childhood 1/3/2003
110. Child In Red 1/3/2003
111. Buddha In Glory 1/3/2003
112. Blank Joy 1/3/2003
113. Black Cat 1/3/2003
114. Behind The Blameless Trees 3/2/2015
115. Before Summer Rain 1/3/2003
116. Autumn Day 1/3/2003
117. Autumn 1/3/2003
118. At The Brink Of Night -new- 4/8/2015
119. As Once The Winged Energy Of Delight 1/3/2003
120. Archaic Torso Of Apollo 1/3/2003
Best Poem of Rainer Maria Rilke

A Walk

My eyes already touch the sunny hill.
going far ahead of the road I have begun.
So we are grasped by what we cannot grasp;
it has inner light, even from a distance-

and charges us, even if we do not reach it,
into something else, which, hardly sensing it,
we already are; a gesture waves us on
answering our own wave...
but what we feel is the wind in our faces.


Translated by Robert Bly

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At The Brink Of Night

My room and this distance,
awake upon the darkening land,
are one. I am a string
stretched across deep
surging resonance.

Things are violin bodies
full of murmuring darkness,
where women's weeping dreams,

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