Monday 15 December 2008

Selected Poems by: Rainer Maria Rilke

Selected Poems
Rainer Maria Rilke

This was a very good book of poetry and Rilke is one of my all time favorite poets. The poetry in this volume cuts to the heart. As I read I could not but hope and pray that the words would have an effect upon my heart and my life. A number of the poems moved me in significant ways. I copied Oblation and The Knight out in my journal.

I end up seeing myself both as Rilke observing others and as those whom he observes. I always look forward to pursuing more of his writings. This book was a great edition with the English translation and the German original on facing pages.

(First written as Journal Reading Notes in 1999.)

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