Rainer Maria Rilke

Prague / Czech Republic
Rainer Maria Rilke
Prague / Czech Republic
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Lady At A Mirror

Rating: 3.2
As in sleeping-drink spices
softly she loosens in the liquid-clear
mirror her fatigued demeanor;
and she puts her smile deep inside.

And she waits while the liquid
rises from it; then she pours her hair
into the mirror, and, lifting one
wondrous shoulder from the evening gown,
she drinks quietly from her image. She drinks
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Ratnakar Mandlik 15 August 2019
She drinks quietly from her image. Self adulation and pride Fabulous poem. Loved it.
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Mahtab Bangalee 15 August 2019
she drinks quietly from her image. She drinks what a lover would drink feeling dazed.../// superb and beautiful imaginative line, love it
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Dr Antony Theodore 15 August 2019
she drinks quietly from her image. She drinks what a lover would drink feeling dazed, searching it, full of mistrust; and she only.... in love with one's own image. a great poem. tony
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Kumarmani Mahakul 15 August 2019
And she waits while the liquid rises from it; then she pours her hair into the mirror, and, lifting one wondrous shoulder from the evening gown, .....wondrous inscription. Well deserved as the modern poem of the poem of the day.
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Andy* 15 August 2019
Simplicity and beauty enjoyed
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Susan Williams 15 August 2018
One of my favorite poets. - - - - - - - - - -and, lifting one / wondrous shoulder from the evening gown, / she drinks quietly from her image. She drinks / what a lover would drink feeling dazed, - - - - - -pure artistry to write such lines and draw the reader into this scene
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Anil Kumar Panda 15 August 2018
All time beauty from Rilke. Enjoyed the essence of a nice poem.
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Khairul Ahsan 15 August 2018
'As in sleeping-drink spices softly she loosens in the liquid-clear mirror her fatigued demeanor; and she puts her smile deep inside' - a fantastic introduction indeed!
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Adrian Flett 15 August 2018
The sadness of reality emerging from the mystery of reflection.
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Haidee Majola 15 August 2018
Fascinating stuff...a read that draws one on for more.
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