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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I really wanted to love this book, since I love poetry and I have read some excerpts of other works of Rainer Maria Rilke and I thought they were pretty interesting. View all 29 comments. Aug 14, Max rated it it was amazing Shelves: For the Greeks, the poet was a “maker” poeites who coaxed new creations out of language.

So the bat quivers across the porcelain of the evening.

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And it stepheen almost a girl and came to be out of this single joy of song and lyre and through her green veils shone forth radiantly and made herself a bed inside my ear.

Duino Elegies and The Sonnets to Orpheus. Rilke’s poems are notoriously difficult to capture in other languages, and the Elegies and Sonnets are no exception. Mostly because while reading Rilke, I wasn’t reading anyone else. Fling the emptiness out of your arms shephen the spaces we breathe; perhaps the birds will feel the expanded air with more passionate flying.

According to one of the notes in the book I am extremely grateful for them, but they weren’t enoughthese angels have nothing to do with the angels of the Christian heaven.


And how bewildered is any womb-born creature that has to fly. But Nature, spent and exhausted, takes lovers back Into herself, as if there were not enough strength To create them a second time. View all 6 comments. All this was mission. O hours of childhood, when more than the mere past was behind each shape and the future wasn’t stretched out before us. His two mos Rainer Maria Rilke is considered one of the German language’s greatest 20th century poets. For among these winters there is one so endlessly winter that only by wintering through it will your heart survive.

Within this, Rilke’s poems themselves Extraordinary. In this immeasurable darkness, be the power that rounds your senses in their magic ring, the sense of their mysterious encounter. To the flashing water say: His poems of ecstatic identification with the world have exerted a perennial fascination for contemporary readers.

Dad read this to me at bedtime see. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Duino Elegies Vintage International.

Jun 26, Richard rated it liked it. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Ah, whom can we ever turn to in our need? Notify me of new comments via email. If Rilke has a poetic voice, it’s one I don’t care for. Be forever dead in Eurydice — more gladly arise into the seamless life proclaimed in your song. Return to Book Page. We, only, can see death; the free animal has its decline in back of it, forever, and God in front, and when it With all its eyes the natural world looks out into the Open.

Aber weil Hiersein viel ist, und weil uns scheinbar alles das Hiesige braucht, dieses Schwindende, das seltsam uns angeht. But listen to the voice of the wind and the ceaseless message that forms itself out of silence.

Because beauty’s nothing but the start of terror we can hardly mitvhell, and we adore it because of the serene scorn it could kill us with. And where there had been at most a makeshift hut to receive the music, a shelter nailed up out of their darkest longing, with an entryway that shuddered in the wind– you built a temple deep inside elebies hearing.


Duino Elegies and the Sonnets to Orpheus

Not really my style of poetry. Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. His poems of ecstatic Nov 05, Lauren rated it it was ok. So much beauty, so much truth. Written with a superb language, they are made of metaphors that express many emotions and reflections that define human beings.

A face only illuminated by the distant light of the stars.

Just as a man on the last hill showing him his whole valley one last time, turns, and stops, and lingers – so we live, and are forever leaving. About Rainer Maria Rilke.

The Tenth Elegy remains a riddle elegirs me.

Duino Elegies and The Sonnets to Orpheus

View all 3 comments. Quotes from The Duino Elegies Rilke is most inspired when he is most concise. Ah, whom can we ever turn to in our need? About creativeconflictwisdom I spent 32 years in a Fortune Five company working on conflict: Begin again and again the never-attainable praising; Remember: I have always enjoyed the poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke, though I only read him in translation, especially the marvelous translations of Stephen Mitchell.