Rainer Maria Rilke

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

Poems of Rainer Maria Rilke

21. Duino Elegies: The First Elegy 1/13/2003
22. Duino Elegies: The Fourth Elegy 1/13/2003
23. Duino Elegies: The Tenth Elegy 1/13/2003
24. Early Spring 1/3/2003
25. Elegy I 1/3/2003
26. Elegy IV 1/3/2003
27. Elegy X 1/3/2003
28. Encounter In The Chestnut Avenue 1/13/2003
29. Eve 1/3/2003
30. Evening 1/13/2003
31. Evening Love Song 1/3/2003
32. Exposed on the cliffs of the heart 1/3/2003
33. Extinguish Thou My Eyes 1/13/2003
34. Falconry 4/3/2010
35. Fall Day 1/3/2003
36. Falling Stars 1/13/2003
37. Fear of the Inexplicable 1/3/2003
38. Fire's Reflection 1/13/2003
39. For Hans Carossa 1/13/2003
40. from The Tenth Elegy 1/13/2003

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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