Rainer Maria Rilke

Prague / Czech Republic
Rainer Maria Rilke
Prague / Czech Republic
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Moving Forward

Rating: 2.9
The deep parts of my life pour onward,
as if the river shores were opening out.
It seems that things are more like me now,
That I can see farther into paintings.
I feel closer to what language can't reach.
With my senses, as with birds, I climb
into the windy heaven, out of the oak,
in the ponds broken off from the sky
my falling sinks, as if standing on fishes.
Allen 19 March 2019
Please correct " Falling" to " Feeling" sinking, in the last line!
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Jacinthe 01 November 2018
The translation of Gefuhl in the last line of the poem is wrong: it is not 'falling' but FEELING. It then makes sense.
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Allen 19 March 2019
YES, absolutely, it should be " feeling" .
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Susan Williams 14 February 2017
Again there is darkness yet that spear of light that comes down mid poem- -magnificent author
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Ratnakar Mandlik 14 February 2017
Simply superb poem with equally superb flight of imagination.
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Sarah Stimson 21 April 2016
Does anyone know of a collection that this poem is in? It is my favorite poem but I can't find it printed in any Rilke collections. Please help! Sarah sarahkstimson@gmail.com
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chuck bender 26 August 2019
Robert Bly's Selected Poems of Rainer Maria Rilke
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Margaret O Driscoll 29 February 2016
A wonderful description of growing in faith
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Paula Coykendall 18 April 2007
I use this poem as a letter-head on my personal stationary; It perfectly describes the feeling I had after surviving a very difficult period in my life, and seeing the inner-growth and clarity which resulted.
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