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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 - 35,847 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 - 12,179 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. Summer , Alexander Pope
  3. 3. Summer In The South , Paul Laurence Dunbar
  4. 4. Before Summer Rain , Rainer Maria Rilke
  5. 5. In The Summer , Nizar Qabbani
  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. To Summer , William Blake
  13. 13. Exhortation: Summer 1919 , Claude McKay
  14. 14. Summer Stars , Carl Sandburg
  15. 15. Bed In Summer , Robert Louis Stevenson
  16. 16. I Know I Am But Summer To Your Heart , Edna St. Vincent Millay
  17. 17. A Summer Evening Churchyard, Lechlade, G.. , Percy Bysshe Shelley
  18. 18. Skeletons Of Summer , Ernestine Northover
  19. 19. I See The Boys Of Summer , Dylan Thomas
  20. 20. Farm Boy After Summer , Robert Francis
  21. 21. Seasonal Cycle - Chapter 01 - Summer , Kalidasa
  22. 22. Between The Dusk Of A Summer Night , William Ernest Henley
  23. 23. Summer Wind , William Cullen Bryant
  24. 24. Summer Shower , Emily Dickinson
  25. 25. A Night-Rain In Summer , James Henry Leigh Hunt
  26. 26. Rain In Summer , Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  27. 27. Summer Dawn , Spike Milligan
  28. 28. Tis The Last Rose Of Summer , Thomas Moore
  29. 29. Indian Summer , Henry Van Dyke
  30. 30. Summer Holiday , Robinson Jeffers
  31. 31. Portrait Number Five: Against A New York.. , Jack Gilbert
  32. 32. An Indian Summer Day On The Prairie , Vachel Lindsay
  33. 33. Summer Night, Riverside , Sara Teasdale
  34. 34. Summer Morn In New Hampshire , Claude McKay
  35. 35. As Sleigh Bells Seem In Summer , Emily Dickinson
  36. 36. Further In Summer Than The Birds , Emily Dickinson
  37. 37. Once Upon A Summer Day , Joseph T. Renaldi
  38. 38. Indian Summer , Sara Teasdale
  39. 39. Summer In The Mountains , Li Po
  40. 40. Early Summer Rain , Yosa Buson
  41. 41. It Can'T Be "Summer"! , Emily Dickinson
  42. 42. Visiting A Dead Man On A Summer Day , Marge Piercy
  43. 43. On The Idle Hill Of Summer , Alfred Edward Housman
  44. 44. Summer Evening , John Clare
  45. 45. Summer For Thee, Grant I May Be , Emily Dickinson
  46. 46. Summer In The Country , Charles Simic
  47. 47. Summer Images , John Clare
  48. 48. Moonlight, Summer Moonlight , Emily Jane Brontë
  49. 49. Summer Song , George Barker
  50. 50. In Spring And Summer Winds May Blow , Walter Savage Landor
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