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Rainer Maria Rilke

I don’t even know what songs
would please you.
I have given up trying
to recognize you in the surging wave of the next moment.

—  Rainer Maria Rilke, from “You Who Never Arrived,” The Selected Poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke. Translated by Stephen Mitchell (Vintage March 13, 1989)

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