Rainer Maria Rilke

Prague / Czech Republic
Rainer Maria Rilke
Prague / Czech Republic
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The Unicorn

Rating: 2.9
The saintly hermit, midway through his prayers
stopped suddenly, and raised his eyes to witness
the unbelievable: for there before him stood
the legendary creature, startling white, that
had approached, soundlessly, pleading with his eyes.

The legs, so delicately shaped, balanced a
body wrought of finest ivory. And as
he moved, his coat shone like reflected moonlight.
High on his forehead rose the magic horn, the sign
of his uniqueness: a tower held upright
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Margery Rehman 27 October 2006
Rilke fully captures the beauty, untouchability and gentleness of the unicorn-as symbol of Christ as well as of romantic love later-mystical and magical. He embodies so much yearning.
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