Rainer Maria Rilke

(4 December 1875 – 29 December 1926 / Prague / Czech Republic)

Rainer Maria Rilke Poems

1. At The Brink Of Night 4/8/2015
2. Behind The Blameless Trees 3/2/2015
3. Falconry 4/3/2010
4. The Song Of The Widow 1/13/2003
5. The Blindman's Song 1/3/2003
6. The Song Of The Beggar 1/13/2003
7. The Last Supper 1/13/2003
8. The Sonnets To Orpheus: Iv 1/13/2003
9. The Song Of The Blindman 1/13/2003
10. What Fields Are As Fragrant As Your Hands? 1/13/2003
11. The Apple Orchard 1/3/2003
12. The Sonnets To Orpheus: Book 2: Vi 1/13/2003
13. The Neighbor 1/13/2003
14. To Lou Andreas-Salome 1/13/2003
15. Growing Old 4/3/2010
16. Elegy Iv 1/3/2003
17. Little Tear-Vase 1/13/2003
18. The Sonnets To Orpheus: Xxv 1/13/2003
19. The Last Evening 1/13/2003
20. Palm 1/3/2003
21. Losing 4/3/2010
22. My Life 4/3/2010
23. The Spanish Dancer 1/3/2003
24. Venetian Morning 1/13/2003
25. Encounter In The Chestnut Avenue 1/13/2003
26. Solemn Hour 1/3/2003
27. Night (O You Whose Countenance) 1/13/2003
28. Water Lily 1/13/2003
29. Piano Practice 1/13/2003
30. The Sonnets To Orpheus: Book 2: Xxiii 1/13/2003
31. Rememberance 1/13/2003
32. What Birds Plunge Through Is Not The Intimate Space 1/13/2003
33. From The Tenth Elegy 1/13/2003
34. Song Of The Orphan 1/13/2003
35. Lady On A Balcony 1/13/2003
36. The Sonnets To Orpheus: Xix 1/13/2003
37. The Unicorn 1/3/2003
38. The Sonnets To Orpheus: Book 2: I 1/13/2003
39. Put Out My Eyes 1/3/2003
40. Telling You All 1/3/2003

Comments about Rainer Maria Rilke

  • Elisabeth Steichen (11/14/2018 5:33:00 PM)

    where is you don't have to understand life listed

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  • Susan Carr (10/4/2018 2:34:00 PM)

    I'm looking for a poem that includes the wonderful line: and God explodes from his hiding place.

  • lilie (9/19/2018 11:34:00 AM)

    what is the Rilke poem about a couple in love but not totally blended....united but separated at the same time...

  • Eric Buttonwood (8/30/2018 4:11:00 AM)

    What is the Rilke poem about the old men of the sea who have survived manifestations of the feminine, harpies, gorgons, sirens, and now live crippled, defeated and in awe?

  • Charles (8/26/2018 9:21:00 PM)

    Liselotte, I think maybe God speaks to each of us is the one which you seek.

  • Houstonbob (8/2/2018 2:44:00 PM)

    does anyone have Rilke's poem, The Garden of Olives?

  • Liselotte (7/9/2018 12:50:00 PM)

    I am searching a poem of Rilke, wehre God spoke to the the soul, befor beeinflusst born

  • Ray A Burleigh (6/20/2018 3:05:00 PM)

    Thank you for having these gorgeous, sometimes indescribable poems here for us. He is trying for things just beyond our reach. What a magnificent heart! ! ! !

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  • Catherine Clark (1/30/2018 3:40:00 PM)

    I am searching for Rainer Maria Rolke's beautiful poem written about the liquid-filled eyes of the dumb animals at the manger adoring the Christ child.

Best Poem of Rainer Maria Rilke

A Walk

My eyes already touch the sunny hill.
going far ahead of the road I have begun.
So we are grasped by what we cannot grasp;
it has inner light, even from a distance-

and charges us, even if we do not reach it,
into something else, which, hardly sensing it,
we already are; a gesture waves us on
answering our own wave...
but what we feel is the wind in our faces.

Translated by Robert Bly

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Slumber Song

Some day, if I should ever lose you,
will you be able then to go to sleep
without me softly whispering above you
like night air stirring in the linden tree?

Without my waking here and watching
and saying words as tender as eyelids
that come to rest weightlessly upon your breast,
upon your sleeping limbs, upon your lips?

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