Rainer Maria Rilke

Prague / Czech Republic
Rainer Maria Rilke
Prague / Czech Republic
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For Hans Carossa

Rating: 2.8
Losing too is still ours; and even forgetting
still has a shape in the kindgdom of transformation.
When something's let go of, it circles; and though we are
rarely the center
of the circle, it draws around us its unbroken, marvelous

Translated by Stephen Mitchell
Jude Deason 11 October 2018
This is for Poem Hunter, for if someone in your organization chose to have this transcendent poem read by a robot, it is past time to reconsider the importance of the human voice in poetry. That any poem would be read by a nonhuman voice is a grave error. That For Hans Carossa is read by a robot is a travesty.
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Michael Morgan 12 January 2015
a superb, insightful and sympathetic poem. Would like to see the German.
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