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Death - Poem by Rainer Maria Rilke

Come thou, thou last one, whom I recognize,
unbearable pain throughout this body's fabric:
as I in my spirit burned, see, I now burn in thee:
the wood that long resisted the advancing flames
which thou kept flaring, I now am nourishinig
and burn in thee.

My gentle and mild being through thy ruthless fury
has turned into a raging hell that is not from here.
Quite pure, quite free of future planning, I mounted
the tangled funeral pyre built for my suffering,
so sure of nothing more to buy for future needs,
while in my heart the stored reserves kept silent.

Is it still I, who there past all recognition burn?
Memories I do not seize and bring inside.
O life! O living! O to be outside!
And I in flames. And no one here who knows me.


Comments about Death by Rainer Maria Rilke

  • Rookie jqc1706 (4/11/2018 10:29:00 AM)

    why did you write this (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie Hey, thats pretty good (2/20/2018 10:08:00 AM)

    Dis poem is the meaning of life. Thank you wizard. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie A.RANDOM.CAT (2/3/2018 12:15:00 AM)

    You spelled nourishing wrong. LOL (Report) Reply

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Poems About Death

  1. 1. Let Me Die A Youngman's Death , Roger McGough
  2. 2. And Death Shall Have No Dominion , Dylan Thomas
  3. 3. Death Be Not Proud , John Donne
  4. 4. Death Is Nothing At All , Henry Scott Holland
  5. 5. Because I Could Not Stop For Death , Emily Dickinson
  6. 6. A Refusal To Mourn The Death, By Fire, O.. , Dylan Thomas
  7. 7. Nothing But Death , Pablo Neruda
  8. 8. A Dream Of Death , William Butler Yeats
  9. 9. A Poet's Death Is His Life Iv , Khalil Gibran
  10. 10. Father Death Blues , Allen Ginsberg
  11. 11. An Irish Airman Forsees His Death , William Butler Yeats
  12. 12. A Death Blow Is A Life Blow To Some , Emily Dickinson
  13. 13. The Death Of The Ball Turret Gunner , Randall Jarrell
  14. 14. Death , Rainer Maria Rilke
  15. 15. Death Wants More Death , Charles Bukowski
  16. 16. The Beauty Of Death Xiv , Khalil Gibran
  17. 17. After Death , Sara Teasdale
  18. 18. A City's Death By Fire , Derek Walcott
  19. 19. Death Xxvii , Khalil Gibran
  20. 20. On The Death Of A Young Lady Of Five Yea.. , Phillis Wheatley
  21. 21. Death Leaves Us Homesick, Who Behind , Emily Dickinson
  22. 22. The Death Of Joy Gardner , Benjamin Zephaniah
  23. 23. First Death In Nova Scotia , Elizabeth Bishop
  24. 24. A Funeral Poem On The Death Of C. E. An .. , Phillis Wheatley
  25. 25. The Death Of The Hired Man , Robert Frost
  26. 26. Gacela Of The Dark Death , Federico García Lorca
  27. 27. A Ballad Of Death , Algernon Charles Swinburne
  28. 28. Go Down, Death , James Weldon Johnson
  29. 29. On The Death Of That Most Excellent Lady, , Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz
  30. 30. A Thought For A Lonely Death-Bed , Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  31. 31. For The Anniversary Of My Death , William Stanley Merwin
  32. 32. I Have A Rendezvous With Death , Alan Seeger
  33. 33. Death Fugue , Paul Celan
  34. 34. On The Death Of Anne Brontë , Charlotte Brontë
  35. 35. Holy Sonnet X: Death Be Not Proud , John Donne
  36. 36. Death &Amp; Fame , Allen Ginsberg
  37. 37. On Death , Anne Killigrew
  38. 38. Love &Amp; Fame &Amp; Death , Charles Bukowski
  39. 39. On Hearing Of A Death , Rainer Maria Rilke
  40. 40. Death , William Butler Yeats
  41. 41. Death , Heinrich Heine
  42. 42. As At Thy Portals Also Death , Walt Whitman
  43. 43. An Elegy On The Death Of A Mad Dog , Oliver Goldsmith
  44. 44. Fugue Of Death , Paul Celan
  45. 45. If Death Is Kind , Sara Teasdale
  46. 46. All But Death, Can Be Adjusted , Emily Dickinson
  47. 47. Don'T Fear Death , Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Blok
  48. 48. Hymns To The Night : 6 : Longing For Death , Novalis
  49. 49. Absence Disembodies—so Does Death , Emily Dickinson
  50. 50. The Death Of The Flowers , William Cullen Bryant
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