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 Sonnets To Orpheus: Iv 1/13/2003
6. The Song Of The Blindman 1/13/2003
7. The Sonnets To Orpheus: Xxv 1/13/2003
8. The Song Of The Beggar 1/13/2003
9. Losing 4/3/2010
10. The Sonnets To Orpheus: Book 2: Vi 1/13/2003
11. The Neighbor 1/13/2003
12. Venetian Morning 1/13/2003
13. Growing Old 4/3/2010
14. Little Tear-Vase 1/13/2003
15. What Fields Are As Fragrant As Your Hands? 1/13/2003
16. The Blindman's Song 1/3/2003
17. The Sonnets To Orpheus: Book 2: Xxiii 1/13/2003
18. Song Of The Orphan 1/13/2003
19. The Sonnets To Orpheus: Xix 1/13/2003
20. The Unicorn 1/3/2003
21. What Birds Plunge Through Is Not The Intimate Space 1/13/2003
22. From The Tenth Elegy 1/13/2003
23. Lady On A Balcony 1/13/2003
24. The Spanish Dancer 1/3/2003
25. The Apple Orchard 1/3/2003
26. The Last Evening 1/13/2003
27. The Last Supper 1/13/2003
28. My Life 4/3/2010
29. Telling You All 1/3/2003
30. To Lou Andreas-Salome 1/13/2003
31. Palm 1/3/2003
32. Elegy Iv 1/3/2003
33. Spanish Dancer 1/13/2003
34. Eve 1/3/2003
35. Lament (O How All Things Are Far Removed) 1/13/2003
36. Greek Love-Talk 1/3/2003
37. Solemn Hour 1/3/2003
38. To Music 1/13/2003
39. Piano Practice 1/13/2003
40. Self-Portrait 1/13/2003

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    Looking for a opposed or quote about the new year

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

    where is you don't have to understand life listed

  • 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! ! ! !

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

Read the full of A Walk

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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