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Before Summer Rain - Poem by Rainer Maria Rilke

Suddenly, from all the green around you,
something-you don't know what-has disappeared;
you feel it creeping closer to the window,
in total silence. From the nearby wood

you hear the urgent whistling of a plover,
reminding you of someone's Saint Jerome:
so much solitude and passion come
from that one voice, whose fierce request the downpour

will grant. The walls, with their ancient portraits, glide
away from us, cautiously, as though
they weren't supposed to hear what we are saying.

And reflected on the faded tapestries now;
the chill, uncertain sunlight of those long
childhood hours when you were so afraid.


Comments about Before Summer Rain by Rainer Maria Rilke

  • Rookie - 0 Points Dah Helmer (7/13/2016 11:35:00 AM)

    The walls, with their ancient portraits, glide
    away from us, cautiously, as though
    they weren't supposed to hear what we are saying –– powerful language.

    Bravo, Poet! ––)) (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 34,086 Points Douglas Scotney (7/8/2016 11:30:00 PM)

    yet 'pleuvoir' is French 'rain'; so if we pronounce 'Plover' 'Plirvwuh' (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 11,895 Points Tapan M. Saren (7/8/2016 1:08:00 PM)

    A good poem indeed. Thanks for sharing (Report) Reply

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Poems About Summer

  1. 1. Summer Sun , Robert Louis Stevenson
  2. 2. Before Summer Rain , Rainer Maria Rilke
  3. 3. Summer , Alexander Pope
  4. 4. In The Summer , Nizar Qabbani
  5. 5. Summer In The South , Paul Laurence Dunbar
  6. 6. Written On A Summer Evening , John Keats
  7. 7. The Summer Rain , Henry David Thoreau
  8. 8. Summer , John Clare
  9. 9. A Summer Afternoon , James Whitcomb Riley
  10. 10. Indian Summer , Dorothy Parker
  11. 11. A Summer Day , Lucy Maud Montgomery
  12. 12. Exhortation: Summer 1919 , Claude McKay
  13. 13. To Summer , William Blake
  14. 14. Bed In Summer , Robert Louis Stevenson
  15. 15. Summer Stars , Carl Sandburg
  16. 16. I Know I Am But Summer To Your Heart , Edna St. Vincent Millay
  17. 17. I See The Boys Of Summer , Dylan Thomas
  18. 18. A Summer Evening Churchyard, Lechlade, G.. , Percy Bysshe Shelley
  19. 19. Skeletons Of Summer , Ernestine Northover
  20. 20. Between The Dusk Of A Summer Night , William Ernest Henley
  21. 21. Seasonal Cycle - Chapter 01 - Summer , Kalidasa
  22. 22. Summer Shower , Emily Dickinson
  23. 23. Farm Boy After Summer , Robert Francis
  24. 24. A Night-Rain In Summer , James Henry Leigh Hunt
  25. 25. Summer Dawn , Spike Milligan
  26. 26. Tis The Last Rose Of Summer , Thomas Moore
  27. 27. Summer Wind , William Cullen Bryant
  28. 28. Rain In Summer , Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  29. 29. An Indian Summer Day On The Prairie , Vachel Lindsay
  30. 30. Portrait Number Five: Against A New York.. , Jack Gilbert
  31. 31. Indian Summer , Henry Van Dyke
  32. 32. Summer Holiday , Robinson Jeffers
  33. 33. Summer Morn In New Hampshire , Claude McKay
  34. 34. Summer Night, Riverside , Sara Teasdale
  35. 35. As Sleigh Bells Seem In Summer , Emily Dickinson
  36. 36. Once Upon A Summer Day , Joseph T. Renaldi
  37. 37. Indian Summer , Sara Teasdale
  38. 38. Summer In The Mountains , Li Po
  39. 39. Early Summer Rain , Yosa Buson
  40. 40. It Can'T Be "Summer"! , Emily Dickinson
  41. 41. Visiting A Dead Man On A Summer Day , Marge Piercy
  42. 42. Summer Evening , John Clare
  43. 43. Summer For Thee, Grant I May Be , Emily Dickinson
  44. 44. Summer In The Country , Charles Simic
  45. 45. Further In Summer Than The Birds , Emily Dickinson
  46. 46. Summer Images , John Clare
  47. 47. On The Idle Hill Of Summer , Alfred Edward Housman
  48. 48. Summer Song , George Barker
  49. 49. In Spring And Summer Winds May Blow , Walter Savage Landor
  50. 50. Summer , Amy Lowell
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