Duino Elegies & The Sonnets to Orpheus A Dual-Language Edition Written by Rainer Maria Rilke Translated by Stephen Mitchell. Duino Elegies & The Sonnets . Duino Elegies by Rainer Maria Rilke. Shambhala Publications, Inc., Translated by Stephen Mitchell. The First Elegy Who, if I cried out, would hear me . The Ninth Duino Elegy. —Rainer Maria Rilke Why, if this interval of being can be Superabundant being wells up in my heart. (Translated by Stephen Mitchell).

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Rainer Maria Rilke is one of my all-time favorite poets – an artist of stunningly original gifts. When does he pour the earth, the stars, into us?

His haunting images tend to focus on the difficulty of communion with the ineffable in an age of disbelief, solitude, stepheb profound anxiety — themes that tend to position him as a transitional figure between the traditional and the modernist poets.

And being dead is hard work and full of retrieval before one can gradually feel a trace of eternity.

Duino Elegies and The Sonnets to Orpheus

Jun 26, Richard rated it liked it. For beauty is nothing but the beginning of terror, which we are still just able to endure. Like Tobias, it feels like his way to his poems was inspired by a beautiful youth and we can get a glimpse of something that lies beyond our material existence.

That we are not really at home in our interpreted world. It strikes me almost as pure gobbledegook. Who’s turned us around like this, so that whatever we do, we always have the look of someone going away?


Oh what consuming, negative teachers we are for them, while eternal childhood fills them with grace. I have always enjoyed the poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke, though I only read him in translation, especially the marvelous translations of Stephen Mitchell. Whom would it not remain for—that longed-after, mildly disillusioning presence, which the solitary heart so painfully meets.

Ah, whom can we ever turn to in our need?

Duino Elegies, 1st & 2nd, Rainer Maria Rilke

About Rainer Maria Rilke. His poems of ecstatic Aug elegiex, Max rated it it was amazing Shelves: Not angels, not humans, and already the knowing animals are aware that we are not really at home in our interpreted world. Want to Read saving….

No doubt about it, Rilke has at last found, in Mr. Our mind is split. Notify me of new comments via email. Having promised one another distance, hunting, and home, don’t lovers always cross each other’s boundaries? Where is her death now? In the end, those duno were carried off early no longer need us: Bellow, roar, shriek seemed small inside their hearts. This is an incredible book, an important book, and it will remain very close to me. Young man, it is not your loving, even if your mouth was forced wide open by your own voice — learn.

Published April 20th by Mariner Books first published The Mifchell, some fuino which are made up of Rilke’s letters, add a whole other layer to the poems as well.


Perhaps there remains for us some tree on a hillside, which every day we can take into our vision.

Duino Elegies and the Sonnets to Orpheus

Unspeakably I have belonged to you, from the first. And even if one of them pressed me suddenly against his heart: I dragged these Elegies with me for a long time, never really warming to them.

Nov 05, Lauren rated it mithcell was ok. But they keep on using each other to hide their own fate. And where we see the future, it sees all time and itself within all time, forever healed. Dec 04, Katie rated it really liked it Shelves: With all its eyes the natural world looks out into the Open. Jan 31, Regan rated it it was amazing.

Duino Elegies and The Sonnets to Orpheus by Rainer Maria Rilke

View all 6 comments. Not angels, not humans, and already the knowing animals are aware. Silent friend of many distances, feel how your breath enlarges all of space. Paperbackpages. But Nature, spent and exhausted, takes lovers back Into herself, as if there were not enough strength To create them a second time. Ambiguidade, morte e renascimento Ah, will you discover this theme before your song consumes itself?