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Rainer Maria Rilke

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

Poems of Rainer Maria Rilke

101. The Sonnets To Orpheus: Book 2: XIII 1/13/2003
102. The Sonnets To Orpheus: Book 2: XXIII 1/13/2003
103. The Sonnets To Orpheus: I 1/13/2003
104. The Sonnets To Orpheus: IV 1/13/2003
105. The Sonnets To Orpheus: XIX 1/13/2003
106. The Sonnets To Orpheus: XXV 1/13/2003
107. The Spanish Dancer 1/3/2003
108. The Swan 1/13/2003
109. The Unicorn 1/3/2003
110. The Voices 1/13/2003
111. The Wait 1/13/2003
112. To Lou Andreas-Salome 1/13/2003
113. To Music 1/13/2003
114. To Say Before Going to Sleep 1/3/2003
115. Venetian Morning 1/13/2003
116. Water Lily 1/13/2003
117. What Birds Plunge Through Is Not The Intimate Space 1/13/2003
118. What Fields Are As Fragrant As Your Hands? 1/13/2003
119. What Survives 1/13/2003
120. Woman in Love 1/3/2003

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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