Rainer Maria Rilke

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

Music Poem by Rainer Maria Rilke


Take me by the hand;
it's so easy for you, Angel,
for you are the road
even while being immobile.

You see, I'm scared no one
here will look for me again;
I couldn't make use of
whatever was given,

so they abandoned me.
At first the solitude
charmed me like a prelude,
but so much music wounded me.


Translated by A. Poulin

Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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