Rainer Maria Rilke

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

My Life - Poem by Rainer Maria Rilke

My whole life is mine, but whoever says so
will deprive me, for it is infinite.
The ripple of water, the shade of the sky
are mine; it is still the same, my life.

No desire opens me: I am full,
I never close myself with refusal-
in the rhythm of my daily soul
I do not desire-I am moved;

by being moved I exert my empire,
making the dreams of night real:
into my body at the bottom of the water
I attract the beyonds of mirrors...


Comments about My Life by Rainer Maria Rilke

  • Susan Williams (2/14/2017 5:48:00 PM)

    He pens disturbing images- -he is often a not very comfortable read- -but he is always master poet.. (Report)Reply

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  • (2/14/2017 9:20:00 AM)

    by being moved I exert my empire
    making the dreams of night real
    nice conceptualization in the short and sweet life song.
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Poem Submitted: Saturday, April 3, 2010



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