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Rainer Maria Rilke

  Therefore, dear Sir, love your solitude and try to sing out with the pain it causes you. For those who are near you are far away… and this shows that the space around you is beginning to grow vast…. be happy about your growth, in which of course you can’t take anyone with you,… Continue reading Rainer Maria Rilke

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Rainer Maria Rilke

You see, I want a lot. Perhaps I want everything the darkness that comes with every infinite fall and the shivering blaze of every step up. —  Rainer Maria Rilke – from “[You see, I want a lot],” Rilke’s Book of Hours: Love Poems to God. Translated by Anita Barrows & Joanna Macy. (Riverhead Books;… Continue reading Rainer Maria Rilke

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Rainer Maria Rilke

You don’t know nights of love? No petals of soft words float on your blood? No secret places on your body throb with memories, like eyes? — Rainer Maria Rilke, from “Paris, Winter 1913-14.,” Uncollected Poems, translation by Edward Snow. (North Point Press; 1st North Point Pbk. Ed., Bilingual Ed edition April 11, 1997)

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Rainer Maria Rilke

Everything is blooming most recklessly; if it were voices instead of colors, there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night. ― Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters of Rainer Maria Rilke, 1910-1926. (W. W. Norton & Company February 17, 1969)

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Rainer Maria Rilke

O Trees of life, oh, when winterly? We’re not in accord. Are not of one mind like birds of passage. Overtaken and belated, we force ourselves abruptly on the winds and fall into an indifferent pond. We understand blooming and withering alike. And somewhere lions are still wandering and do not know, in their lordliness,… Continue reading Rainer Maria Rilke

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