Rainer Maria Rilke

Prague / Czech Republic
Rainer Maria Rilke
Prague / Czech Republic
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Encounter In The Chestnut Avenue

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He felt the entrance's green darkness
wrapped cooly round him like a silken cloak
that he was still accepting and arranging;
when at the opposite transparent end, far off,

through green sunlight, as through green window panes,
whitely a solitary shape
flared up, long remaining distant
and then finally, the downdriving light
boiling over it at every step,
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Ratnakar Mandlik 19 January 2019
A wonderful abridge version of a story poem.
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Bernard F. Asuncion 19 January 2019
A wonderful poem by Rainer Maria Rilke.....
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Glen Kappy 19 January 2019
This is how to make a scene, an incident, vivid! And I relate to how a strong sensory impression leaves its traces with us. For you who read this and might want to read something similar, see my poem “She Walks.” -GK
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Adrian Flett 19 January 2019
'first there forever, and then not at all.' Using images of shape, cloak and light to achieve a fleeting presence which was there and then gone.
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Edward Kofi Louis 19 January 2019
From a clear new unselfconcious face! With the muse of the race. Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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Prabir Gayen 19 January 2019
Very beautiful poem...the depiction is beautiful....
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Ruta Mohapatra 19 January 2019
Enchanting and mysterious! Thanks for sharing!
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