Rainer Maria Rilke

Prague / Czech Republic
Rainer Maria Rilke
Prague / Czech Republic
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At The Brink Of Night

Rating: 4.9
My room and this distance,
awake upon the darkening land,
are one. I am a string
stretched across deep
surging resonance.

Things are violin bodies
full of murmuring darkness,
where women's weeping dreams,
where the rancor of whole generations
stirs in its sleep . . .
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Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Topic(s) of this poem: night
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COMMENTS
Luis Estable 17 March 2021
I read this poem before in some book, but like as now, did not get much out of it. The language goes a bit away from the easily concrete.
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Bhargabi Dei Mahakul 16 March 2021
Without dancing we can dance in mind when we see the starry things with beautiful mind. Many of us seek light to win in life.
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Sylvia Frances Chan 16 March 2021
into the old abysses around which heaven swells through narrow imploring rifts.Most deserving The Classic Poem Of The Day! Congratulations with the TCPOTD
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Hayden Schulte 16 March 2021
This is great. : )
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Dr Antony Theodore 08 February 2020
Es sind Geigenkörper voller murmelnder Dunkelheit, in denen weibliche Träume weinen, in denen sich der Grauen der ganzen Generationen im Schlaf rührt..
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Leela chatterjee 03 July 2018
A beautiful poem but very abstract.
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Susan Williams 06 February 2018
He has the gift of words- -he glories in them, he gifts them to us, such magnificence.
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James Burnham 10 July 2016
This poem was translated by James Burnham. See http: //blackcatpoems.com/r/rainer_maria_rilke.html for additional translations.
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Michael Morgan 08 April 2015
As desegno does in painting, idea shows itself the most important ingredient of great poetry. This idea's a good one.
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