Rainer Maria Rilke

(4 December 1875 – 29 December 1926 / Prague / Czech Republic)

Music - Poem by Rainer Maria Rilke

Take me by the hand;
it's so easy for you, Angel,
for you are the road
even while being immobile.

You see, I'm scared no one
here will look for me again;
I couldn't make use of
whatever was given,

so they abandoned me.
At first the solitude
charmed me like a prelude,
but so much music wounded me.


Translated by A. Poulin


Comments about Music by Rainer Maria Rilke

  • (5/11/2018 11:31:00 PM)


    tremendous, climax (Report) Reply

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  • (9/3/2017 3:46:00 AM)


    the understanding of music evokes such passion as is expressed in this beautiful piece. (Report) Reply

  • Susan Williams (2/14/2017 5:46:00 PM)


    So much power and intensity reign in his lines. Again magnificent darkness. (Report) Reply

  • (2/14/2017 9:18:00 AM)


    Wonderfully conceived beautiful poem. (Report) Reply

  • Brian Jani (6/19/2014 5:45:00 AM)


    I like the way you approached this topic of music, well done (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003



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