Rainer Maria Rilke

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

The Sisters


Look how the same possibilities
unfold in their opposite demeanors,
as though one saw different ages
passing through two identical rooms.

Each thinks that she props up the other,
while resting wearily on her support;
and they can't make use of one another,
for they cause blood to rest on blood,

when as in the former times they softly touch
and try, along the tree-lined walks,
to feel themselves conducted and to lead;
ah, the ways they go are not the same.

Submitted: Friday, January 03, 2003

Do you like this poem?
1 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read poems about / on: tree

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (The Sisters by Rainer Maria Rilke )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  4. To an Athlete Dying Young, Alfred Edward Housman
  5. The Tiger, William Blake
  6. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  7. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  8. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  9. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  10. No Man Is An Island, John Donne

Poem of the Day

poet Alfred Edward Housman

The time you won your town the race
We chaired you through the market-place;
Man and boy stood cheering by,
And home we brought you shoulder-high.

...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

New Poems

  1. Recife Dogs Haiku, Kim Barney
  2. Pausing - That Was All, Frank Avon
  3. Truth, Please, Sandra Feldman
  4. can I be..., Ganesh Veeraraghavan
  5. As You Laid There, GJG Elton
  6. At the market..., Ganesh Veeraraghavan
  7. Below, Frank Avon
  8. God's own..., Ganesh Veeraraghavan
  9. 2 Fast And The Furious, Mark Harper
  10. midnight dream, Cee Bea
[Hata Bildir]