Rainer Maria Rilke

Prague / Czech Republic
Rainer Maria Rilke
Prague / Czech Republic
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Exposed On The Cliffs Of The Heart

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Exposed on the cliffs of the heart. Look, how tiny down there,
look: the last village of words and, higher,
(but how tiny) still one last
farmhouse of feeling. Can you see it?
Exposed on the cliffs of the heart. Stoneground
under your hands. Even here, though,
something can bloom; on a silent cliff-edge
an unknowing plant blooms, singing, into the air.
But the one who knows? Ah, he began to know
and is quiet now, exposed on the cliffs of the heart.
While, with their full awareness,
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Mary Scafidi 18 October 2018
Please... please read this and give me the name of the translator. I have been looking for, for twenty years!
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Susan Williams 06 February 2018
This is one of the things I love about writing- - there are those who find new and imaginative and heart-touching ways to communicate universal topics like love. How many great poems about love there are and they still manage to transmit their emotions in such a wealth of experiencesm 10000000000000000000000 of course
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Edward Kofi Louis 06 February 2018
Even here! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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Richard Wlodarski 06 February 2018
Rilke was indeed a great poet. As witnessed in this marvelous poem.
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