Rainer Maria Rilke

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

Rainer Maria Rilke Poems

121. Again And Again, However We Know The Landscape Of Love 1/13/2003
122. Again and Again 1/3/2003
123. Adam 1/3/2003
124. Abishag 1/3/2003
125. A Walk 1/13/2003
126. A Sybil 4/3/2010

Slumber Song

Some day, if I should ever lose you,
will you be able then to go to sleep
without me softly whispering above you
like night air stirring in the linden tree?

Without my waking here and watching
and saying words as tender as eyelids
that come to rest weightlessly upon your breast,
upon your sleeping limbs, upon your lips?

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