poet Rainer Maria Rilke

Rainer Maria Rilke

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Loneliness

Being apart and lonely is like rain.
It climbs toward evening from the ocean plains;
from flat places, rolling and remote, it climbs
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  • Chloe (2/4/2020 8:26:00 AM)

    “Roll over.”, really something to think deep about.

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  • Adeeb AlfatehAdeeb Alfateh (2/3/2020 3:22:00 AM)

    loneliness
    loveliness


    beautiful poem

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  • Charis Varnadore (7/5/2018 12:14:00 PM)

    The reading of poetry on Poem Hunter is atrocious! ! !

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  • Dr Shakira NandiniDr Shakira Nandini (11/17/2017 6:15:00 AM)

    nice poetry. your feeling same as mine

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  • Loppo LouieLoppo Louie (5/1/2017 12:27:00 AM)

    Bulls eye with this poem.

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  • Mj Lemon (10/27/2016 3:01:00 PM)

    This is a brilliant poem. In this age of social media, the first few lines of the second stanza can take on a whole new nuanced meaning.

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  • Kumari Stevenson (9/8/2014 11:46:00 PM)

    I think this poem about being loneliness is a nice poem even though people go through this every day of their lives and the poet is saying that being apart and lonely is like rain I think loneliness for some people might think they are standing in the rain without anyone noticing. and how it climbs towards evening from the ocean plains; that reminds me that loneliness builds up after a long time in our lives. It can be a horrible thing to feel if you feel like that all the time it can get to you after a while if you don't handle it at that time.

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  • Retno Iswandari (6/11/2009 10:48:00 AM)

    metaphoric, another way to read 'loneliness' and 'two people who despise eachother'.

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  • Aashish Ameya (3/29/2008 2:34:00 AM)

    superb....loneliness is eternal source of happiness...

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