Rainer Maria Rilke (4 December 1875 – 29 December 1926 / Prague / Czech Republic)
Poems of Rainer Maria Rilke
|81.||Song Of The Orphan||1/13/2003|
|82.||Song Of The Sea||1/13/2003|
|84.||Telling You All||1/3/2003|
|85.||The Apple Orchard||1/3/2003|
|86.||The Blindman's Song||1/3/2003|
|89.||The Last Evening||1/13/2003|
|90.||The Last Supper||1/13/2003|
|96.||The Song Of The Beggar||1/13/2003|
|97.||The Song Of The Blindman||1/13/2003|
|98.||The Song Of The Widow||1/13/2003|
|99.||The Sonnets To Orpheus: Book 2: I||1/13/2003|
|100.||The Sonnets To Orpheus: Book 2: VI||1/13/2003|
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!