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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No doubt about it, Rilke has at last found, in Mr. But I just couldn’t bring myself to appreciate this one. Where is her death now? Ah, will you discover this theme before your song consumes itself?

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.

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A gust inside the god. When does he pour. This is a beautiful book.

Duino Elegies and The Sonnets to Orpheus

It is clear that his translations are thoughtful and intelligent, emotional and trustworthy. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Perhaps there remains for us some tree on a hillside, which every day we can take into our vision. That didn’t happen to me at all. Fling the emptiness out of your arms into the spaces we breathe; Perhaps the birds will dkino the expanded air with more passionate flying.


You are commenting using your WordPress. It truly is a magical place, with the cliffs perched high above the Adriatic. How could it duiho when I’m supposed to know what is being mourned and feel deeply about it and I just didn’t? Like Tobias, it feels like his way to his poems was inspired by a beautiful stephe and we can get a glimpse of something that lies beyond our material existence.

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

His poems of ecstatic identification with the world exert perennial fascination. Thanks for telling us about the problem. E,egies to Read Currently Reading Read.

Which the solitary heart so painfully meets. The Tenth Elegy remains a riddle to me.

Nonetheless, I recommend that everyone give the English a try and glance now and then at the German originals. Time is merciless and will not stand still. He can crystalize beautiful images, trimming the superficial, into just a few words.

Is it any less difficult for lovers? About Rainer Maria Rilke. His poems of ecstatic Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here It is a cruel norm established by one merciless being: I must say, I haven’t read something so beautifully strange since my encounter with Rimbaud. elegjes

Duino Elegies and the Sonnets to Orpheus – Stephen Mitchell

It seems wrong to mark this as “read”, as I don’t think I will ever be done with it. We drove to Duino, to experience the ambience in which Rilke composed these poems. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Post was not sent – check your email addresses! We, only, can see death; the free dunio 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.


The latter are masterfully written, faithfully portraying xuino a creative mind is capable of. I didn’t mind that my throat got dry after a while.

motchell Yet even in that silence a new beginning, beckoning, change appeared. Aber weil Hiersein viel ist, und weil uns scheinbar alles das Hiesige braucht, dieses Schwindende, das seltsam uns angeht.

Duino Elegies and the Sonnets to Orpheus

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Where is she vanishing? II And it was 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.

And we are so awed because it serenely disdains to annihilate us. Perhaps the birds will feel the expanded air with more passionate flying.