Treasure Island

Rainer Maria Rilke

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

Poems of Rainer Maria Rilke

41. Girl in Love 1/3/2003
42. Girl's Lament 1/13/2003
43. God Speaks To Each Of Us 4/3/2010
44. Going Blind 1/3/2003
45. Greek Love-Talk 1/3/2003
46. Growing Old 4/3/2010
47. Heartbeat 1/13/2003
48. I Am Much Too Alone in This World, Yet Not Alone 1/20/2003
49. I Am, O Anxious One 1/3/2003
50. Ignorant Before the Heavens of My Life 1/3/2003
51. In The Beginning 1/13/2003
52. Interior Portrait 1/13/2003
53. Lady At A Mirror 1/13/2003
54. Lady On A Balcony 1/13/2003
55. Lament 1/3/2003
56. Lament (O how all things are far removed) 1/13/2003
57. Lament (Whom will you cry to, heart?) 1/13/2003
58. Little Tear-Vase 1/13/2003
59. Loneliness 1/3/2003
60. Losing 4/3/2010

from The Tenth Elegy

Ah, but the City of Pain: how strange its streets are:
the false silence of sound drowning sound,
and there--proud, brazen, effluence from the mold of emptiness--
the gilded hubbub, the bursting monument.
How an Angel would stamp out their market of solaces,
set up alongside their church bought to order:
clean and closed and woeful as a post office on Sunday.
Outside, though, there's always the billowing edge of the fair.
Swings of Freedom! High-divers and Jugglers of Zeal!

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