Rainer Maria Rilke
Birth date: December 04, 1875
Died: December 29, 1926
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(original review, 2009)Da neigt sich die Stunde und rührt mich anmit klarem, metallenem Schlag:mir zittern die Sinne. Ich fühle: ich kann -und ich fasse den plastischen Tag.Nichts war noch vollendet, eh ich es erschaut,ein jedes Werden stand still.Meine Blicke sind reif, und wie eine Brautkommt jede...
I like Rilke. I don't always understand his poetry. The poems in this book are from 1909-1926. Many are short. Some longer. Lots to ponder upon.
This is the kind of book everyone should read every year.
Published 2005. One of main reasons for having enrolled in German classes was just to be able to read Rilke in the original. That's how much I loved him. I still do. “Das Buch der Bilder” (The book of Images/O Livro das Imagens) was the book that showed me, back in the day, I still had a long road...
The fame of “Letters to a Young Poet” has been known to me for some time, though from the negative aspect primarily. Most people complained about the condescending way in which Rilke wrote to Kappus, and how his words are easy to throw away because one if not willing to listen to someone who thinks ...