Rainer Maria Rilke

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

For Hans Carossa - Poem by Rainer Maria Rilke

Losing too is still ours; and even forgetting
still has a shape in the kindgdom of transformation.
When something's let go of, it circles; and though we are
rarely the center
of the circle, it draws around us its unbroken, marvelous

Translated by Stephen Mitchell

Comments about For Hans Carossa by Rainer Maria Rilke

  • Gold Star - 5,874 Points Michael Morgan (1/12/2015 11:30:00 AM)

    a superb, insightful and sympathetic poem. Would like to see the German. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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