Rainer Maria Rilke

Prague / Czech Republic
Rainer Maria Rilke
Prague / Czech Republic
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Duino Elegies: The Fourth Elegy

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O trees of life, oh, what when winter comes?
We are not of one mind. Are not like birds
in unison migrating. And overtaken,
overdue, we thrust ourselves into the wind
and fall to earth into indifferent ponds.
Blossoming and withering we comprehend as one.
And somewhere lions roam, quite unaware,
in their magnificence, of any weaknesss.

But we, while wholly concentrating on one thing,
already feel the pressure of another.
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Lucy Williams 08 May 2018
Typos - weaknesss, should be weakness; to stare at is, should be to stare at it; seperate, should be separate.
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jeff jeff 24 April 2018
this poem it has nothing rhyme it is literally a poem
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