Rainer Maria Rilke

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

Rainer Maria Rilke Poems

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. Before Summer Rain 1/3/2003
115. Autumn Day 1/3/2003
116. Autumn 1/3/2003
117. As Once the Winged Energy of Delight 1/3/2003
118. Archaic Torso of Apollo 1/3/2003
119. Along the Sun-Drenched Roadside 1/3/2003
120. Again And Again, However We Know The Landscape Of Love 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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