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Rainer Maria Rilke

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

Poems of Rainer Maria Rilke

1. A Sybil 4/3/2010
2. A Walk 1/13/2003
3. Abishag 1/3/2003
4. Adam 1/3/2003
5. Again and Again 1/3/2003
6. Again And Again, However We Know The Landscape Of Love 1/13/2003
7. Along the Sun-Drenched Roadside 1/3/2003
8. Archaic Torso of Apollo 1/3/2003
9. As Once the Winged Energy of Delight 1/3/2003
10. Autumn 1/3/2003
11. Autumn Day 1/3/2003
12. Before Summer Rain 1/3/2003
13. Black Cat 1/3/2003
14. Blank Joy 1/3/2003
15. Buddha in Glory 1/3/2003
16. Child in Red 1/3/2003
17. Childhood 1/3/2003
18. Death 1/3/2003
19. Dedication 1/3/2003
20. Dedication to M. 1/3/2003

Archaic Torso of Apollo

We cannot know his legendary head
with eyes like ripening fruit. And yet his torso
is still suffused with brilliance from inside,
like a lamp, in which his gaze, now turned to low,

gleams in all its power. Otherwise
the curved breast could not dazzle you so, nor could
a smile run through the placid hips and thighs
to that dark center where procreation flared.

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