Rainer Maria Rilke

Prague / Czech Republic
Rainer Maria Rilke
Prague / Czech Republic
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A Walk

Rating: 3.0
My eyes already touch the sunny hill.
going far ahead of the road I have begun.
So we are grasped by what we cannot grasp;
it has inner light, even from a distance-

and charges us, even if we do not reach it,
into something else, which, hardly sensing it,
we already are; a gesture waves us on
answering our own wave...
but what we feel is the wind in our faces.

Translated by Robert Bly
Andri 20 May 2020
Second stanza: surely it should read " and changes us" . At least two typos.
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Lin Ha 11 February 2019
in the 5th line, shouldn't the word be changes rather than charges?
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Bhagabat Prasad Hotta 09 November 2018
Nice poem...I enjoyed it....a great poem...........10+++++++++++++++++++++++++++
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Bulbul Islam 22 August 2018
Mechanical reading without passions.
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Mahejabeen 15 August 2018
I love to teach this poem
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Leelachatterjee 11 July 2018
This inner light charges them into something else.
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Kumarmani Mahakul 05 May 2018
The meaning and theme of the poem is good. It would be bettear to have juxtaposition of original poem.
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Tamara Turner 05 May 2018
This is such a good poem. Very tranquil and pure.
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Edward Kofi Louis 05 May 2018
Inner light! ! Peace and love. Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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Such an inspiring poem posted and shared here??????
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