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Childhood - Poem by Rainer Maria Rilke

It would be good to give much thought, before
you try to find words for something so lost,
for those long childhood afternoons you knew
that vanished so completely -and why?

We're still reminded-: sometimes by a rain,
but we can no longer say what it means;
life was never again so filled with meeting,
with reunion and with passing on

as back then, when nothing happened to us
except what happens to things and creatures:
we lived their world as something human,
and became filled to the brim with figures.

And became as lonely as a sheperd
and as overburdened by vast distances,
and summoned and stirred as from far away,
and slowly, like a long new thread,
introduced into that picture-sequence
where now having to go on bewilders us.


Comments about Childhood by Rainer Maria Rilke

  • Gold Star - 72,449 Points Ratnakar Mandlik (11/16/2016 9:50:00 PM)

    Haunting and sweet memoirs of childhood stored down the memory lane. Thanks for sharing it here. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 0 Points William H (11/23/2015 4:20:00 AM)

    There is actually a human disposition where the think of this present like it is the infinite present, and that the future will always be in the future, and the past in the past, not acknowledging this will be in our distant past and once was in the distant future. This captures this beautifully. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Jagannath rao Adukuri (3/6/2006 3:57:00 AM)

    'Nothing happened to us except what happens to things and creatures'- a childhood experience of unawareness is so beautifully captured here. (Report) Reply

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Poems About Childhood

  1. 1. Childhood , Rainer Maria Rilke
  2. 2. Childhood - The 21st Century , Ernestine Northover
  3. 3. Ode On Intimations Of Immortality From R.. , William Wordsworth
  4. 4. Childhood , David Bates
  5. 5. On The Death Of Friends In Childhood , Donald Justice
  6. 6. My Childhood Home I See Again , Abraham Lincoln
  7. 7. Hiawatha's Childhood , Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  8. 8. Childhood , Richard Aldington
  9. 9. A Lover Since Childhood , Robert Graves
  10. 10. Childhood , Arthur Rimbaud
  11. 11. Childhood , Anne Bradstreet
  12. 12. Discord In Childhood , David Herbert Lawrence
  13. 13. Childhood. (From The Danish) , Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  14. 14. Childhood , Henry Vaughan
  15. 15. A Childhood Forgotten, A Childhood Lost , Dani Baxter
  16. 16. My Childhood , jahanvi .................... ..
  17. 17. The Prelude, Book 1: Childhood And Schoo.. , William Wordsworth
  18. 18. Book First [introduction-Childhood And S.. , William Wordsworth
  19. 19. ' ' ' ' ' 'Childhood Traumas(For My Old .. , Dónall Dempsey
  20. 20. My Childhood Garden , danielle eager
  21. 21. L'Enfance (Childhood) , Victor Marie Hugo
  22. 22. Last Word To Childhood , Arthur Seymour John Tessimond
  23. 23. Picture Of Childhood , Yevgeny Yevtushenko
  24. 24. Childhood , Jose Asuncion Silva
  25. 25. ! Childhood , Michael Shepherd
  26. 26. - My Rock Steady Childhood Friend , Ronberge (anno primo)
  27. 27. Second Childhood , Robert William Service
  28. 28. Childhood Memories Sung To The Tune Of S.. , Tim Bovee
  29. 29. Childhood , Philip Vincent Sanders
  30. 30. A Happy Childhood , William Matthews
  31. 31. 'Childhood Memories' , Linda Winchell
  32. 32. ' ' ' Childhood Tankas , Dónall Dempsey
  33. 33. Childhood Faded Away , jim foulk
  34. 34. The Joy Of Childhood , George Darley
  35. 35. # A Love Affair That Began In Childhood , Mamta Agarwal
  36. 36. I Remember My Childhood , Sylvia Chidi
  37. 37. Childhood Dreams , Joe Howell
  38. 38. (152) The Coal Train (Childhood .. , Melvina Germain
  39. 39. 'Childhood Dreams Of Flight' , Linda Winchell
  40. 40. Childhood , Karon Yan
  41. 41. ! ! ! A Childhood Friend Comes Visiting-.. , Mamta Agarwal
  42. 42. Childhood , C. P. Sharma
  43. 43. Childhood Ideogram , Larry Levis
  44. 44. 'A Missed Childhood' , Linda Winchell
  45. 45. Childhood , Mr. Bean
  46. 46. ! An Exploration Of The Subtleties Of Th.. , Michael Shepherd
  47. 47. Childhood , Hasmukh Amathalal
  48. 48. A Childhood , Stephen Spender
  49. 49. An Indian Summer Of My Childhood , indira babbellapati
  50. 50. Childhood , Victor Osorio
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