Rainer Maria Rilke

Prague / Czech Republic
Rainer Maria Rilke
Prague / Czech Republic
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Behind The Blameless Trees

Rating: 4.8
Behind the blameless trees
old fate slowly builds
her mute countenance.
Wrinkles grow there . . .
What a bird shrieks here
springs there like a gasp of warning
from a soothsayer's hard mouth.

And the soon-to-be lovers
smile on each other, not yet knowing farewell,
and round about them, like a constellation,
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Monday, March 2, 2015
Topic(s) of this poem: fate
Anil Kumar Panda 18 October 2017
This is a very beautiful poem. Like to rad again and again. Enjoyed.
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James Burnham 12 July 2016
This translation is by James Burnham. See blackcatpoems.com for additional Rilke translations.
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M Asim Nehal 08 July 2016
Very thoughtful poem, I enjoyed it.10...To write about the fate in such a manner is awesome. We always blame it in one or the other way but the fact remains as is which is Blameless.
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Ramesh Rai 02 March 2015
Fate is also like blameless tree where every thing happens at its own course.
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